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Application of a genetic algorithm in orbital maneuvers

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Souza dos Santos, Denilson Paulo [1] ; da Silva Formiga, Jorge Kennety [1, 2]
Total Authors: 2
[1] INPE, Natl Inst Space Res Mech & Control Div, BR-1758 Sao Jose Dos Campos - Brazil
[2] FATEC, Coll Technol, Sao Jose Dos Campos - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: COMPUTATIONAL & APPLIED MATHEMATICS; v. 34, n. 2, p. 437-450, JUL 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 4

This paper has the goal of calculating transfer trajectories between two coplanar orbits using several impulses, trying to find solutions that reduce the costs related to the fuel consumption required to apply these impulses. The number of impulses is given a priori, and a genetic algorithm is used to find the maneuvers that spent less fuel to be completed. Several types of maneuvers are simulated, including constrained maneuvers, where the spacecraft is forced to pass by intermediate orbits, and maneuvers that transfer a spacecraft from one body back to the same body. The method worked in all the situations and the maneuvers were found in all the situations. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/16517-7 - Optimal space trajectories using solar electric propulsion (Sep) and gravity assisted maneuver, with genetic algorithm
Grantee:Denilson Paulo Souza dos Santos
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral