Improved starting points for heuristic searches in time-optimal slew-maneuver problems

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Two methods, Latin hypercube selection and Sobol sequences, are considered for gen-erating a starting point in the search space for a time-optimal, constrained slew maneuver, with the starting point then being used in a heuristic search algorithm. Both methods provide faster early progress, as compared to an initial point generated using random num-bers with a uniform probability distribution. Covariance Matrix Adaptation-Evolutionary Strategy is employed for the search, which is terminated after a fixed number of genera-tions. The resulting partially-converged solutions are kinematically feasible, making them useful either as initial guesses for subsequent, more rigorous searches or as approximate stand-alone solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2014
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781624103087
StatePublished - 2014
EventAIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2014 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2014Aug 7 2014

Publication series

NameAIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2014


OtherAIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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