Robert Graham Melton

    • 419 Citations
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    1980 …2020

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    2020

    Space trajectory optimization: Differential evolution redux

    Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2020, 1st IAA/AAS SciTech Forum on Space Flight Mechanics and Space Structures and Materials, 2018. Razoumny, Y. N., Graziani, F., Guerman, A. D. & Contant, J-M. (eds.). Univelt Inc., p. 281-295 15 p. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 170).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2019

    Investigation of different neural network architectures for dynamic system identification: Applications to orbital mechanics

    Guého, D., Singla, P. & Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2019, Spaceflight Mechanics 2019. Topputo, F., Sinclair, A. J., Wilkins, M. P. & Zanetti, R. (eds.). Univelt Inc., p. 1789-1803 15 p. AAS 19-479. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 168).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2018

    Design of interplanetary trajectories with multiple synergetic gravitational assist maneuvers via particle swarm optimization

    Shaw, M. J. & Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2018, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2018. Singla, P., Weisman, R. M., Marchand, B. G. & Jones, B. A. (eds.). Univelt Inc., p. 1017-1036 20 p. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 167).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Inverse dynamics particle swarm optimization applied to bolza problems

    Spiller, D., Melton, R. G. & Curti, F., 2018, ASTRODYNAMICS 2017. Seago, J. H., Strange, N. J., Scheeres, D. J. & Parker, J. S. (eds.). Univelt Inc., p. 1235-1254 20 p. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 162).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Learning capabilities of neural networks and Keplerian dynamics

    Guého, D., Singla, P. & Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2018, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2018. Singla, P., Weisman, R. M., Marchand, B. G. & Jones, B. A. (eds.). Univelt Inc., p. 2293-2310 18 p. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 167).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    1 Scopus citations

    Time-optimal reorientation using neural network and particle swarm formulation

    Basu, K., Melton, R. G. & Aguasvivas-Manzano, S., Jan 1 2018, ASTRODYNAMICS 2017. Univelt Inc., Vol. 162. p. 233-246 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Trajectory design for lEO to lunar halo orbits using manifold theory and fireworks optimization

    Conte, D., He, G., Spencer, D. B. & Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2018, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2018. Singla, P., Weisman, R. M., Marchand, B. G. & Jones, B. A. (eds.). Univelt Inc., p. 1335-1353 19 p. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 167).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    1 Scopus citations
    2017

    IAC-17.C1.2.2: Differential evolution/particle swarm optimizer for constrained slew maneuvers

    Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2017, 68th International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2017: Unlocking Imagination, Fostering Innovation and Strengthening Security. International Astronautical Federation, IAF, p. 6873-6887 15 p. (Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC; vol. 10).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2016

    Heuristic optimization of satellite reorientation maneuvers

    Pontani, M. & Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2016, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2016. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA, (AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2016).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    4 Scopus citations

    Time-optimal reorientation via inverse dynamics: A quaternion and particle swarm formulation

    Basu, K. & Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2016, Astrodynamics 2015. Turner, J. D., Wawrzyniak, G. G., Cerven, W. T. & Majji, M. (eds.). Univelt Inc., p. 1631-1646 16 p. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 156).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    3 Scopus citations
    2014

    Approximate constrained time-optimal reorientation maneuvers using covariance matrix adaptation-evolutionary strategy

    Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2014, Advances In The Astronautical Sciences. Mackison, D. L., Abdelkhalik, O., Wilson, R. S. & Zanetti, R. (eds.). Univelt Inc., p. 1421-1433 13 p. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 152).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Covariance-matrix adaptive method for approximate time-optimal reorientation maneuvers

    Melton, R. G., 2014, Astrodynamics 2013 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences: Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference. Univelt Inc., Vol. 150. p. 2765-2776 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Improved starting points for heuristic searches in time-optimal slew-maneuver problems

    Melton, R. G., 2014, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2014. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc., (AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2014).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2013

    Maximum-likelihood estimation optimizer for constrained, time-optimal satellite reorientation

    Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2013, 64th International Astronautical Congress 2013, IAC 2013. International Astronautical Federation, IAF, p. 4729-4734 6 p. (Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC; vol. 6).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2012

    Hybrid method for constrained time-optimal spacecraft reorientation maneuvers

    Melton, R. G., Dec 1 2012, Spaceflight Mechanics 2012 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences: Proceedings of the 22nd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting. p. 2039-2051 13 p. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 143).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Hybrid methods for determining time-optimal, constrained spacecraft reorientation maneuvers

    Melton, R. G., 2012, 1st IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems 2012 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences: Proceedings of the 1st International Academy of Astronautics Conference on DyCoSS 2012. Vol. 145. p. 749-762 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2010

    Boundary points and arcs in constrained, time-optimal satellite reorientation maneuvers

    Melton, R. G., Dec 1 2010, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2010. (AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2010).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    4 Scopus citations

    Constrained time-optimal slewing maneuvers for rigid spacecraft

    Melton, R. G., Dec 1 2010, Astrodynamics 2009 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences: Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference. p. 107-126 20 p. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 135).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    16 Scopus citations
    2008

    Optimal visitation order for spacecraft servicing missions

    Wadsley, B. J. & Melton, R. G., Dec 1 2008, Astrodynamics 2007 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference. p. 2705-2723 19 p. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 129 PART 3).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    7 Scopus citations
    2007

    Epicycle analysis for the LISA orbits

    John Iannacone, A. & Melton, R. G., Jan 1 2007, International Astronautical Federation - 58th International Astronautical Congress 2007. International Astronautical Federation, IAF, p. 4320-4331 12 p. (International Astronautical Federation - 58th International Astronautical Congress 2007; vol. 7).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2006

    Modeling albedo effects in coarse sun-sensor data for a spinning nanosatellite

    Meisenhelder, T. M. & Melton, R. G., Oct 9 2006, Astrodynamics 2005 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences - Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Conference. p. 1203-1216 14 p. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 123 II).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2004

    Orbit stability analysis during the orbit transfer around Vesta for the Dawn mission

    Wissler, M. A., Spencer, D. B. & Melton, R. G., Dec 1 2004, Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference. p. 331-349 19 p. AIAA 2004-4861. (Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference; vol. 1).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2002

    Comparison of direct optimization methods applied to solar sail problems

    Melton, R. G., 2002, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference and Exhibit. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    1992

    Approximate analytic representations for low-thrust trajectories

    Stewart, D. J. & Melton, R. G., Jan 1 1992, Astrodynamics 1991. pt 2 ed. Publ by Univelt Inc, p. 1455-1467 13 p. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 76, no. pt 2).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    5 Scopus citations

    Variation of parameters using battin's universal functions

    Burton, J. R. & Melton, R. G., Dec 1 1992, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. pt 1 ed. Publ by Univelt Inc, p. 225-230 6 p. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 79, no. pt 1).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    1991

    Transfers between circular orbits using fixed impulses

    Jin, H. & Melton, R. G., Jan 1 1991, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. pt 2 ed. p. 833-842 10 p. (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; vol. 75, no. pt 2).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    9 Scopus citations