TY - JOUR
A2 - Massioni, Paolo
AU - Liu, Qingguo
AU - Liu, Xinxue
AU - Wu, Jian
PY - 2019
DA - 2019/05/20
TI - A Fast Computational Method for the Minimum Duration Transfer Trajectories of Space-to-Ground Vehicles
SP - 5319530
VL - 2019
AB - On the conditions that the spacecraft engine is in finite thrust mode and the maneuver time is given, it takes a long time to compute the minimum duration transfer trajectories of space-to-ground vehicles, which is mainly because the initial values of the adjoint variables involved in the optimization model have no definite physical meanings and the model is sensitive to them. In order to develop space-to-ground transfer trajectory programmes in real time in an uncertain environment for the decision makers, we propose a fast method for computing the minimum duration transfer trajectories of space-to-ground vehicles with the given position of the landing point and the arbitrary maneuver point. First, the optimization model based on the hybrid method is established to compute the minimum duration transfer trajectory. Then, the region composed of maneuverable points is gridded and the initial values of the adjoint variables and the values of partial state variables of the minimum duration transfer trajectories at all gridded points are computed and saved to a database. Finally, the predicted values of the initial values of the adjoint variables and the values of partial state variables at any maneuver point within the region composed of maneuverable points are computed by using a binary cubic interpolation method. Finally, the minimum duration transfer trajectory is obtained by the hybrid method which takes the neighborhood of the predicted values as the search ranges of the initial values of the adjoint variables and the values of partial state variables. Simulation results demonstrate that the proposed method, which requires only 2.93% of the computational time of the hybrid method, can improve substantially the computational time of the minimum duration transfer trajectory of a space-to-ground vehicle under the guarantee of ensuring accuracy. The methodology of converting the time domain into the space domain is well applied in this paper.
SN - 1024-123X
UR - https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/5319530
DO - 10.1155/2019/5319530
JF - Mathematical Problems in Engineering
PB - Hindawi
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