Low-thrust trajectory optimization using second-order generating functions

Mai Bando, Hiroshi Yamakawa

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The optimal control problem of a spacecraft using continuous thrust where the terminal state and time interval are explicitly given is considered. We consider a new robust controller to the spacecraft rendezvous problem. Optimal rendezvous problem using continuous low-thrust is treated as optimal control problem and H control. Using the property that both problems can be treated as two-point boundary value problem (TPVBP) of Hamiltonian system, we formulate the linear quadratic control with worst case disturbance rejection and worst case initial condition related by generating functions. Numerical simulations are given to illustrate the theory.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SICE Annual Conference 2010, SICE 2010 - Final Program and Papers
PublisherSociety of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9784907764364
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings of the SICE Annual Conference

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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