Optimization of preliminary low-thrust trajectories from geo-energy orbits to earth-moon, L1, Lagrange point orbits using particle Swarm optimization

Andrew J. Abraham, David B. Spencer, Terry J. Hart

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Abstract

A technique for the preliminary global optimization of a low-thrust transfer trajectory from Earth orbit to a nominal, collinear Lagrange point orbit in the Earth-moon system is presented. The initial Earth orbit has a Jacobi energy equal to that of a geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO-energy). Particle swarm optimization (PSO) is utilized to quickly locate the globally optimal "patch-point" where the low-thrust trajectory is terminated and the spacecraft begins to ballistically coast along the stable manifold. The results of the PSO algorithm are compared with that of a stochastic Monte Carlo algorithm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAstrodynamics 2013 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference
PublisherUnivelt Inc.
Pages3233-3252
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9780877036050
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2013 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Astrodynamics 2013 - Hilton Head Island, SC, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2013Aug 15 2013

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume150
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

Other

Other2013 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Astrodynamics 2013
CountryUnited States
CityHilton Head Island, SC
Period8/11/138/15/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Abraham, A. J., Spencer, D. B., & Hart, T. J. (2014). Optimization of preliminary low-thrust trajectories from geo-energy orbits to earth-moon, L1, Lagrange point orbits using particle Swarm optimization. In Astrodynamics 2013 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences: Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference (pp. 3233-3252). (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; Vol. 150). Univelt Inc..