@inproceedings{1656ed594159490faa83b0ad6b84e387,

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

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.",

author = "Abraham, {Andrew J.} and Spencer, {David B.} and Hart, {Terry J.}",

year = "2014",

month = jan,

day = "1",

language = "English (US)",

isbn = "9780877036050",

series = "Advances in the Astronautical Sciences",

publisher = "Univelt Inc.",

pages = "3233--3252",

booktitle = "Astrodynamics 2013 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences",

address = "United States",

note = "2013 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Astrodynamics 2013 ; Conference date: 11-08-2013 Through 15-08-2013",

}