Time-optimal reorientation via inverse dynamics: A quaternion and particle swarm formulation

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An inverse-dynamics method is used in conjunction with a particle swarm algorithm to find near-minimum time reorientation maneuvers in the presence of path constraints. The method employs a quaternion formulation of the kinematics, using B-splines to represent the quaternions. The inverse particle swarm optimization provides a method to determine an initial solution for an optimal control problem that may use a gradient-based method. The inverse method provides certain advantages in this problem over a direct method such as enforcement of boundary conditions and the increase of computational efficiency by avoiding the use of numerical integrators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAstrodynamics 2015
EditorsJames D. Turner, Geoff G. Wawrzyniak, William Todd Cerven, Manoranjan Majji
PublisherUnivelt Inc.
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780877036296
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
EventAAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, ASC 2015 - Vail, United States
Duration: Aug 9 2015Aug 13 2015

Publication series

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


OtherAAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, ASC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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