Fuel-Optimal Spacecraft Rendezvous with Hybrid On–Off Continuous and Impulsive Thrust

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Bevilacqua, Riccardo
Romano, Marcello
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2007-08
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A Hybrid method is introduced for a minimum-propellant rendezvous and docking maneuver of a spacecraft having both multilevel continuous and impulsive thrusters. We assume that the chaser spacecraft uses a set of independently operated time-continuous low-thrust actuators for the rendezvous maneuvering far from the target and then switches to impulsive thrusters for thedocking maneuver.
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The article of record may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.27716
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Bevilacqua, Riccardo, and Marcello Romano. "Fuel-optimal spacecraft rendezvous with hybrid on-off continuous and impulsive thrust." Journal of guidance, control, and dynamics 30.4 (2007): 1175-1178.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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