Comparative study on the application of evolutionary optimization techniques to orbit transfer maneuvers

Edmondo A. Minisci, Giulio Avanzini

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Abstract

Orbit transfer maneuvers are here considered as benchmark cases for comparing performance of different optimization techniques in the framework of direct methods. Two different classes of evolutionary algorithms, a conventional genetic algorithm and an estimation of distribution method, are compared in terms of performance indices statistically evaluated over a prescribed number of runs. At the same time, two different types of problem representations are considered, a first one based on orbit propagation and a second one based on the solution of Lambert's problem for direct transfers. In this way it is possible to highlight how problem representation affects the capabilities of the considered numerical approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Astronautical Federation - 59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008
Pages4636-4650
Number of pages15
Volume7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 29 Sep 20083 Oct 2008

Conference

Conference59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period29/09/083/10/08

Keywords

  • low-thrust trajectories
  • orbital transfer
  • optimization techniques

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    Minisci, E. A., & Avanzini, G. (2008). Comparative study on the application of evolutionary optimization techniques to orbit transfer maneuvers. In International Astronautical Federation - 59th International Astronautical Congress 2008, IAC 2008 (Vol. 7, pp. 4636-4650). [IAC-08-C1.2.10]