Optimal spacecraft trajectories via trade space exploration

Daniel D. Jordan, David Bradley Spencer, Timothy William Simpson, Michael Andrew Yukish, Gary Michael Stump

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Recent advances in computing power and speed allow designers to simulate thousands, if not millions, of design alternatives more cheaply and quickly than ever before. These advancements provide new opportunities to revolutionize trade space exploration for complex dynamic systems in the aerospace industry, among others. In this paper, we demonstrate our multi-dimensional data visualization software, the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) Trade Space Visualizer (ATSV), to search for optimal impulsive trajectories in a two-burn plane change spacecraft maneuver. This problem is formulated as a multi-objective optimization problem where it is desirable to explore various competing objectives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpace Flight Mechanics 2008 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting
Number of pages17
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume130 PART 2
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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