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Optimal Low Thrust Trajectories Using Differential Inclusion Concepts

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dc.contributor.author Williams, S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Coverstone-Carroll, V. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-10-04T22:46:37Z
dc.date.available 2004-10-04T22:46:37Z
dc.date.issued 1994-02-14 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 94-0236 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/32495
dc.description.abstract A direct optimization method based on differential inclusion concepts has been developed and used to compute low thrust trajectories. This new formulation removes explicit control dependence from the problem statement thereby reducing the dimension of the parameter space of the resulting nonlinear programming problem. A simple example of a two-dimensional gravity-free trajectory involving a maximum velocity transfer to a rectilinear path is discussed. Three interplanetary trajectory examples, an Earth-Mars constant specific impulse transfer, and Earth-Jupiter constant specific impulse transfer, and an Earth-Venus-Mars variable specific impulse gravity assist, are also included. An analysis of the technique's performance is provided. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other low thrust trajectories differential inclusion concepts asteroid rendezvous comet rendezvous solar probe outer planet orbiters Mercury orbiters Pluto flyby en_US
dc.title Optimal Low Thrust Trajectories Using Differential Inclusion Concepts en_US


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