An algorithm for numerical approximation is formulated using a Legendre pseudospectral method to solve the problem of constrained station relocation, changing current position to another longitude,in geostationaryequatorial orbit. The problem was stated as a Bolza formin optimal control theory to calculate the control. A collision avoidance term, which is included in the objective function as an integral form and serves as a soft constraint, is considered during transferby specifyingamaximumorminimum radius, depending onwhether the transferisinthe eastor west direction. Several east-and-west-direction station relocation maneuvers are simulated; the states and control behavior are obtained and all the variables are found to be within feasible ranges. This method would be possible to implement using very-low-thrust engines, in particular, by employing attitude control thrusters.
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- Control and Systems Engineering
- Aerospace Engineering
- Space and Planetary Science
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Applied Mathematics