Multi-objective optimization for spacecraft detection avoidance using reachability sets

Jason A. Reiter, Zachary J. Hall, David B. Spencer, Puneet Singla

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The Conjugate Unscented Transform allows for an easy calculation of reachability sets with a minimal number of full model propagations. The computation time savings that come with this method encourages implementation of reachability sets in more complex problems. Spacecraft maneuver planning for detection avoidance is unique in that all objectives may not be met by moving some minimum distance from the nominal orbit. Analyzing the reachable sets in topographic coordinates instead presents a unique metric for quantifying detection avoidance. Combining ground-track manipulation and propellant-use in reacha-bility-based multi-objective optimization gives planners an efficient and accurate method for designing detection avoidance maneuvers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpaceflight Mechanics 2019
EditorsFrancesco Topputo, Andrew J. Sinclair, Matthew P. Wilkins, Renato Zanetti
PublisherUnivelt Inc.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780877036593
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event29th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2019 - Maui, United States
Duration: Jan 13 2019Jan 17 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
ISSN (Print)0065-3438


Conference29th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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