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20072022
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Research Output 2007 2019

2019
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optimal control
Optimal Control Problem
Nonlinear programming
Nonlinear Programming
nonlinear programming

Robust multi-objective optimisation of a descent guidance strategy for a TSTO spaceplane

Ricciardi, L. A., Maddock, C. A., Vasile, M., Stindt, T., Merrifield, J., Fossati, M., West, M., Kontis, K., Farkin, B. & McIntyre, S., 30 Sep 2019. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Multiobjective optimization
Transcription
Trajectories
Uncertainty
2018

Conceptual design analysis for a two-stage-to-orbit semi-reusable launch system for small satellites

Maddock, C. A., Ricciardi, L. A., West, M., West, J., Kontis, K., Rengarajan, S., Evans, D., Milne, A. & McIntyre, S., 30 Nov 2018, In : Acta Astronautica. 152, p. 782-792 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Conceptual design
Orbits
Satellites
Aircraft carriers
Launch vehicles
1 Citation (Scopus)

Multi-objective optimal control of re-entry and abort scenarios

Ricciardi, L. A., Maddock, C. A. & Vasile, M., 8 Jan 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceProceeding

Open Access
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Reentry
Transcription
Nonlinear programming
Parameterization
Trajectories
Open Access
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Sustainable development
Life cycle
Monopropellants
Environmental management
Environmental impact
2017

Conceptual design analysis for a two-stage-to-orbit semi-reusable launch system for small satellites

Maddock, C., Toso, F., West, M., West, J., Kontis, K., Rengarajan, S., Evans, D., Milne, A. & McIntyre, S., 25 Sep 2017, 68th Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress. Adelaide, South Australia, 14 p. IAC-17-D2.7.12

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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Conceptual design
Orbits
Satellites
Aircraft carriers
Launch vehicles

Initial guess generation strategies for spaceplane trajectory optimisation

Toso, F. & Maddock, C., 10 Jan 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Transactions of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference Contribution

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trajectory optimization
Trajectory Optimization
Guess
trajectory
Trajectories

Return and abort trajectory optimisation for reusable launch vehicles

Toso, F. & Maddock, C., 2 Mar 2017, Proceedings of the 21st AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference. Reston, VA, 11 p. AIAA 2017-2250. (International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conferences).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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Launch vehicles
Trajectories
Recovery
2 Citations (Scopus)

Vehicle and mission design of a future small payload launcher

Maddock, C. A., Toso, F., Ricciardi, L., Mogavero, A., Lo, K. H., Rengarajan, S., Kontis, K., Milne, A., Merrifield, J., Evans, D., West, M. & McIntyre, S., 2 Mar 2017, 21st AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference. Reston, VA, 21 p. AIAA 2017-2224. (International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conferences).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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Aircraft carriers
Launch vehicles
Conceptual design
Orbits
Earth (planet)
2016

A commercially driven design approach to UK future small payload launch systems

McIntyre, S., Fawcett, T., Dickinson, T., West, M., Maddock, C. A., Mogavero, A., Ricciardi, L., Toso, F., Kontis, K., Lo, K. H., Rengarajan, S., Evans, D., Milne, A. & Feast, S., 26 Oct 2016. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Costs
Hypersonic aerodynamics
Reusability
Takeoff
Conceptual design
1 Citation (Scopus)

Comparison of the emissions of current expendable launch vehicles and future spaceplanes

Garner, R. J., Toso, F. & Maddock, C. A., 30 Sep 2016, p. 1-12. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Launch vehicles
Trajectories
Upper atmosphere
Ozone layer
Fuel consumption
2 Citations (Scopus)

Deployed payload analysis for a single stage to orbit spaceplane

Toso, F. & Maddock, C. A., 30 Sep 2016. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Orbits
Flight paths
Trajectories
Satellites
Engines
3 Citations (Scopus)

Global solution of multi-objective optimal control problems with multi agent collaborative search and direct finite elements transcription

Ricciardi, L. A., Vasile, M. & Maddock, C., 21 Nov 2016, 2016 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, (CEC). Piscataway: IEEE, p. 869-876 8 p. 7743882

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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Transcription
Global Solution
Optimal Control Problem
Finite Element
Nonlinear programming

How to launch small payloads? Evaluation of current and future small payload launch systems

McIntyre, S., Fawcett, T., Dickinson, T., Maddock, C. A., Mogavero, A., Ricciardi, L., Toso, F., West, M., Kontis, K., Lo, K. H., Rengarajan, S., Evans, D., Milne, A. & Feast, S., 26 Oct 2016. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Orbits
Evaluation
Underdevelopment
2 Citations (Scopus)

Multi-objective optimal control of ascent trajectories for launch vehicles

Ricciardi, L. A., Vasile, M., Toso, F. & Maddock, C. A., 13 Sep 2016, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2016. Reston, VA, 14 p. 2016-5669. (AIAA Space Forum).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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ascent trajectories
launch vehicles
Launch vehicles
optimal control
Trajectories

Spaceplane trajectory optimisation with evolutionary-based initialisation

Maddock, C. & Minisci, E., 9 Dec 2016, Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence. Piscataway: IEEE, 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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Propulsion
Trajectories
Transcription
Rockets
Orbits
2015
5 Citations (Scopus)

Optimisation of ascent and descent trajectories for lifting body space access vehicles

Toso, F., Riccardi, A., Minisci, E. & Maddock, C. A., 14 Oct 2015, p. 1-12. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Trajectories
Takeoff
Landing
Orbits
Transcription
2012
8 Citations (Scopus)

Ascent trajectory optimisation for a single-stage-to-orbit vehicle with hybrid propulsion

Pescetelli, F., Minisci, E., Maddock, C., Taylor, I. & Brown, R., Sep 2012.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Propulsion
Orbits
Trajectories
Earth (planet)
Vehicle performance
26 Citations (Scopus)

Design of a formation of solar pumped lasers for asteroid deflection

Vasile, M. & Maddock, C., 1 Oct 2012, In : Advances in Space Research. 50, 7, p. 891-905 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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solar-pumped lasers
Asteroids
asteroids
deflection
asteroid
2011

Prediction of the aerodynamic performance of re-usable single stage to orbit vehicles

Ahmad, A. O., Maddock, C., Scanlon, T. & Brown, R., 21 Sep 2011. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Aerodynamics
Orbits
Reentry
Gases
Launch vehicles
2010

Active orbital debris removal by enhanced solar light

Vasile, M., Maddock, C., Saunders, C., Sorel, M. & Watson, I. A., 22 Jun 2010.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

1 Citation (Scopus)

Integrated 915 MHz dual-patch circularly polarized antenna for Suaineadh space web experiment

Whyte, G., Murray, C., Maddock, C., Vasile, M. & Drysdale, T. D., 11 Jul 2010, Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Antennas and Propagation: CNC/USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting. IEEE, p. 1-4 5 p. (Antennas and Propagation).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

Rockets
Microstrip antennas
Patch
Antenna
Antennas
32 Citations (Scopus)

On the deflection of asteroids with mirrors

Vasile, M. & Maddock, C., Jun 2010, In : Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy. 107, 1-2, p. 265-284 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Asteroids
asteroids
deflection
asteroid
Deflection
Solar concentrators
Asteroids
Spacecraft
Navigation
Solar radiation
10 Citations (Scopus)

Orbital debris removal with solar concentrators

Vasile, M., Maddock, C. & Saunders, C., 27 Sep 2010, p. Paper IAC-10.A6.4. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Solar concentrators
Debris
asteroid
ice ridge
thrust
2 Citations (Scopus)

The Suaineadh Project: A stepping stone towards the deployment of large flexible structures in space

Vasile, M., Cartmell, M., Dejene, F. Z., Drysdale, T., Flores, M. A., Gulzar, M. Y., Ismail, N., Khalid, M. U., Li, M., Maddock, C., Mallol, P., Mathieson, A., McRobb, M., Öberg, J., Reynolds, P., Ritterbusch, R., Sandqvist, W., Summerer, L., Tanveer, M. U., Tibert, G. & 3 othersWhyte, G., Zafar, W. & Zhang, J., 27 Sep 2010, p. Paper IAC-10-C3.4. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Flexible structures
hubs
sensor
Wheels
Sensors
2009

Conceptual design of a multi-mirror system for asteroid deflection

Maddock, C., Vasile, M. & Summerer, L., 5 Jul 2009, p. 2009-k-04. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Asteroids
Conceptual design
Spacecraft
Mirrors
Solar concentrators

Designs of multi-spacecraft swarms for the deflection of apophis by solar sublimation

Maddock, C., Vasile, M., McInnes, C. R., Radice, G. & Summerer, L., 27 Apr 2009.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Sublimation
Spacecraft
Solar concentrators
Asteroids
Conceptual design
2008
18 Citations (Scopus)
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Asteroids
Global optimization
Spacecraft
Orbits
Gravitation

Extension of the proximity-quotient control law for low-thrust propulsion

Maddock, C. & Vasile, M., 29 Sep 2008. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Solar Radiation
Solar radiation
Propulsion
Proximity
Quotient
5 Citations (Scopus)

Mirror formation control in the vicinity of an asteroid

Vasile, M., Maddock, C. & Radice, G., 18 Aug 2008. 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Asteroids
Mirrors
Solar radiation
Acceleration control
Debris
2007
24 Citations (Scopus)

Comparison of single and multi-spacecraft configurations for NEA deflection by solar sublimation

Maddock, C., Sanchez Cuartielles, J-P., Vasile, M. & Radice, G., 2007, New trends in Astrodynamics and Applications III. 1st ed. Vol. 886. p. 303-316

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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Asteroids
Sublimation
Spacecraft
Earth (planet)
Mirrors

Optimal design for a NEO tracking spacecraft formation

Maddock, C. & Vasile, M., 25 Sep 2007, IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computing. IEEE, p. Paper 1728 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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Asteroids
Spacecraft
Orbits
Gravitation
Earth (planet)