Spacecraft maneuver strategy optimization for detection avoidance using reachability sets

Connor N. Clary, Jason A. Reiter, David B. Spencer

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The Conjugate Unscented Transform allows for an easy calculation of reachability sets with a minimal number of full model propagations. The computation time savings that comes with this method encourages implementation of reachability sets in more complex problems. Spacecraft maneuver planning for detection avoidance is unique in that all objectives may not be met by moving some minimum distance from the nominal orbit. Combining ground-track manipulation and propellant-use in reachability-based multi-objective optimization gives planners a unique perspective when designing detection avoidance maneuvers. Taking into account multiple maneuvers provides an advantageous opportunity to optimize a complete maneuver strategy for detection avoidance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2019
EditorsKenneth R. Horneman, Christopher Scott, Brian W. Hansen, Islam I. Hussein
PublisherUnivelt Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780877036654
StatePublished - 2020
EventAAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2019 - Portland, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2019Aug 15 2019

Publication series

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


ConferenceAAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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