Solution to lambert's problem using generalized canonical transformations

Mai Bando, Hiroshi Yamakawa

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In this paper, we consider the canonical transformations and its applications appearing in astrodynamic problems. First we address stabilization of relative motion via generalized canonical transformation and passivity-based control. Then we propose a method to solve Lambert's problem based on the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman (HJB) equation in optimal control theory. Using the generalized canonical transformation, we transform the performance index to positive- definite one and then solve the optimal control problem. We also apply our method to obtain solution to two-point boundary-value problem by the generating function. As an application of the generating functions approach, we consider the problem of multiple flyby mission with impulsive thrust.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpaceflight Mechanics 2010 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventAAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 14 2010Feb 17 2010

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
ISSN (Print)0065-3438


OtherAAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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