Optimised GTO-GEO transfer using low-thrust propulsion

Marilena Di Carlo, Massimiliano Vasile, Stephen Kemble

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Abstract

This paper proposes a global optimisation of the low-thrust transfers from GTO to GEO incorporating different types of perturbation. The trajectory transcription method makes use of an analytical solution of the perturbed Keplerian motion together with a simple direct collocation of the thrust arcs. The paper will show that low-thrust GTO to GEO transfers exhibit a number of local minima with a small but not negligible difference. The paper presents different strategies to explore the set of local minima and shows a number of locally optimal solutions.

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Conference31st International Symposium on Space Technology and Science (ISTS)
Period3/06/179/06/17
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Global optimization
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Propulsion
Trajectories

Keywords

  • GTO-GEO transfer
  • electric propulsion
  • trajectory optimisation
  • low-thrust
  • astronautics

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Di Carlo, M., Vasile, M., & Kemble, S. (2017). Optimised GTO-GEO transfer using low-thrust propulsion. Paper presented at 31st International Symposium on Space Technology and Science (ISTS), .
Di Carlo, Marilena ; Vasile, Massimiliano ; Kemble, Stephen. / Optimised GTO-GEO transfer using low-thrust propulsion. Paper presented at 31st International Symposium on Space Technology and Science (ISTS), .10 p.
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Optimised GTO-GEO transfer using low-thrust propulsion. / Di Carlo, Marilena; Vasile, Massimiliano; Kemble, Stephen.

2017. Paper presented at 31st International Symposium on Space Technology and Science (ISTS), .

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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