Trade space visualization applied to space flight engineering design

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Abstract

Spaceflight engineering design problems often contain correlations and tradeoffs that may or may not be obvious or well-understood. As design problem complexity increases, decision makers find it more and more difficult to grasp these trade-offs effectively. The rapid growth of computing power now allows the simulation of millions of design alternatives. Understanding the trade-offs associated with these alternatives has never been more important. Trade space visualization tools are being developed to aid decision makers by allowing them to effectively explore a design space and identify the underlying trade-offs and nuances to a specific problem. These tools provide enormous potential in evaluating complex dynamical systems in spaceflight, among others. This work reviews the work done at the Pennsylvania State University using the Applied Research Lab Trade Space Visualizer (ATSV) to various complex spacecraft engineering problems. Examples presented include optimal impulsive and continuous-Thrust orbit transfers, interplanetary trajectory design, and spacecraft design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDynamics and Control of Space Systems, DyCoSS 2017
EditorsYury N. Razoumny, Jean-Michel Contant, Anna D. Guerman, Filippo Graziani
PublisherUnivelt Inc.
Pages567-586
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9780877036432
StatePublished - 2017
Event3rd International Academy of Astronautics Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems, DyCoSS 2017 - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: May 30 2017Jun 1 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume161
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

Other

Other3rd International Academy of Astronautics Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems, DyCoSS 2017
CountryRussian Federation
CityMoscow
Period5/30/176/1/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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