Optimal 3D orbit corrections in curvilinear coordinates

Gonzalo Gomez, Juan Luis and Bombardelli, Claudio (2016). Optimal 3D orbit corrections in curvilinear coordinates. In: "26th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting", 14-18 feb, Napa, California (EEUU). ISBN 978-0-87703-633-3. pp. 397-414.


Title: Optimal 3D orbit corrections in curvilinear coordinates
  • Gonzalo Gomez, Juan Luis
  • Bombardelli, Claudio
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 26th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting
Event Dates: 14-18 feb
Event Location: Napa, California (EEUU)
Title of Book: Advances in the Astronautical Science : Spaceflight Mechanics 2016
Date: 2016
ISBN: 978-0-87703-633-3
Volume: 158
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

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The minimum-time, constant-thrust orbit correction between two close non-coplanar circular orbits is studied using a relative motion formulation in curvilinear coordinates. The associated optimal control problem in the thrust orientation is tackled using the direct method to numerically solve a diverse set of problems for varying orbital radius and inclination. Additionally, an analytical estimate for the minimum-time inclination change maneuver is obtained. Fundamental changes in the structure of the solution and objective function are highlighted depending on the relation between the required radial displacement, inclination change and available thrust.

Funding Projects

Government of SpainESP2013-41634-PUnspecifiedUnspecifiedAnálisis dinámico, propagación orbital avanzada y simulación de sistemas espaciales complejos
Government of SpainFPU13/05910UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified
FP7607457LEOSWEEPSenerImproving Low Earth Orbit Security With Enhanced Electric Propulsion

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Item ID: 46659
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/46659/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:46659
Official URL: http://www.univelt.com/linkedfiles/v158%20Contents.pdf
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 25 Feb 2019 09:16
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2020 14:47
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