Low-thrust trajectory optimization in dromo variables

Gonzalo Gomez, Juan Luis and Bombardelli, Claudio (2015). Low-thrust trajectory optimization in dromo variables. In: "25th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting", 11-15 ene 2015, Williamsburg, EEUU. ISBN 978-0-87703-623-4. pp. 1803-1820.


Title: Low-thrust trajectory optimization in dromo variables
  • Gonzalo Gomez, Juan Luis
  • Bombardelli, Claudio
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 25th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting
Event Dates: 11-15 ene 2015
Event Location: Williamsburg, EEUU
Title of Book: AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting 2015. Advances in the Astronautical Sciences Series
Date: 2015
ISBN: 978-0-87703-623-4
Volume: 155
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingeniería Aeronáutica y del Espacio (UPM)
Department: Física Aplicada a las Ingenierías Aeronáutica y Naval
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

Full text

[img] PDF - Users in campus UPM only - Requires a PDF viewer, such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (1MB)


The Dromo orbital propagator was recently introduced by Peláez et al., and has been under active development. It has proven to be an excellent propagation tool, both in terms of accuracy and computational cost. In this article, we explore its applicability to the solution of optimal control problem in low-thrust missions. To this end, an optimal control formulation based in Dromo and a direct transcription method is used to solve several LEO-GEO and escape from Earth problems; the obtained results clearly show the suitability of this orbital propagator for such purposes.

Funding Projects

Government of SpainESP2013-41634-PUnspecifiedUnspecifiedAnálisis dinámico, propagación orbital avanzada y simulación de sistemas espaciales complejos
Government of SpainFPU13/05910UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

More information

Item ID: 41514
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/41514/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:41514
Official URL: http://www.space-flight.org/docs/2016_winter/2016_winter.html
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 10 Nov 2016 09:22
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 09:22
  • Logo InvestigaM (UPM)
  • Logo GEOUP4
  • Logo Open Access
  • Open Access
  • Logo Sherpa/Romeo
    Check whether the anglo-saxon journal in which you have published an article allows you to also publish it under open access.
  • Logo Dulcinea
    Check whether the spanish journal in which you have published an article allows you to also publish it under open access.
  • Logo de Recolecta
  • Logo del Observatorio I+D+i UPM
  • Logo de OpenCourseWare UPM