Spacecraft Trajectory Optimization by Bruce ConwaySpacecraft Trajectory Optimization by Bruce Conway

Spacecraft Trajectory Optimization

EditorBruce Conway

Hardcover | August 23, 2010

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This is a long-overdue volume dedicated to space trajectory optimization. Interest in the subject has grown, as space missions of increasing levels of sophistication, complexity, and scientific return - hardly imaginable in the 1960s - have been designed and flown. Although the basic tools of optimization theory remain an accepted canon, there has been a revolution in the manner in which they are applied and in the development of numerical optimization. This volume purposely includes a variety of both analytical and numerical approaches to trajectory optimization. The choice of authors has been guided by the editor's intention to assemble the most expert and active researchers in the various specialties presented. The authors were given considerable freedom to choose their subjects, and although this may yield a somewhat eclectic volume, it also yields chapters written with palpable enthusiasm and relevant to contemporary problems.
Title:Spacecraft Trajectory OptimizationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:310 pages, 9.96 × 8.46 × 0.87 inPublished:August 23, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521518504

ISBN - 13:9780521518505


Table of Contents

1. The problem of spacecraft trajectory optimization Bruce A. Conway; 2. Primer vector theory and application John E. Prussing; 3. Spacecraft trajectory optimization using direct transcription and nonlinear programming Stephen W. Paris and Bruce A. Conway; 4. Elements of a software system for spacecraft trajectory optimization Cesar Ocampo; 5. Low-thrust trajectory optimization using orbital averaging and control parameterization Craig A. Kluever; 6. Analytic representation of optimal low-thrust transfer in circular orbit Jean A. Kechichian; 7. Global optimisation and space pruning for spacecraft trajectory design Dario Izzo; 8. Incremental techniques for global space trajectory design Massimiliano Vasile and Matteo Ceriotti; 9. Optimal low-thrust trajectories using stable manifolds Christopher Martin and Bruce A. Conway.