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A survey of symplectic and collocation integration methods for orbit propagation

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dc.contributor.author Jones, Brandon A.
dc.contributor.author Anderson, Rodney L.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-14T00:00:18Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-14T00:00:18Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01-30
dc.identifier.citation 22nd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, January 29 - February 2, 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-0398
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/42453
dc.description.abstract Demands on numerical integration algorithms for astrodynamics applications continue to increase. Common methods, like explicit Runge-Kutta, meet the orbit propagation needs of most scenarios, but more specialized scenarios require new techniques to meet both computational efficiency and accuracy needs. This paper provides an extensive survey on the application of symplectic and collocation methods to astrodynamics. Both of these methods benefit from relatively recent theoretical developments, which improve their applicability to artificial satellite orbit propagation. This paper also details their implementation, with several tests demonstrating their advantages and disadvantages. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012. en_US
dc.subject symplectic en_US
dc.subject collocation en_US
dc.subject integration en_US
dc.subject propagation en_US
dc.title A survey of symplectic and collocation integration methods for orbit propagation en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Astrodynamics en_US


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