Space trajectory optimization: Differential evolution redux

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Abstract

A modified version of the differential evolution (DE) algorithm, using a hyper-torus for the solution space and an additive component for some of the trial solutions, is applied to two trajectory optimization problems (determining initial conditions for Lyapunov orbits in the circular-restricted three-body problem, and determining optimal steering strategies for a two-arc low-thrust orbital transfer). The results are compared with those using particle swarm optimization (PSO), with DE showing significantly less likelihood of stagnation than PSO, while requiring a modest increase in computation time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication1st IAA/AAS SciTech Forum on Space Flight Mechanics and Space Structures and Materials, 2018
EditorsYury N. Razoumny, Filippo Graziani, Anna D. Guerman, Jean-Michel Contant
PublisherUnivelt Inc.
Pages281-295
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9780877036630
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
Event1st IAA/AAS SciTech Forum on Space Flight Mechanics and Space Structures and Materials, 2018 - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: Nov 13 2018Nov 15 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume170
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

Conference

Conference1st IAA/AAS SciTech Forum on Space Flight Mechanics and Space Structures and Materials, 2018
CountryRussian Federation
CityMoscow
Period11/13/1811/15/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Melton, R. G. (2020). Space trajectory optimization: Differential evolution redux. In Y. N. Razoumny, F. Graziani, A. D. Guerman, & J-M. Contant (Eds.), 1st IAA/AAS SciTech Forum on Space Flight Mechanics and Space Structures and Materials, 2018 (pp. 281-295). (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; Vol. 170). Univelt Inc..