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Autonomous Planning of Constrained Spacecraft Reorientation Maneuvers

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Lippman, T.
Kaufman, J.M.
Karpenkot, M.
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2018
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2018
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American Astronomical Society
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Planning attitude constrained spacecraft reorientation maneuvers can be done autonomously by constructing and solving a nonlinear optimal control problem. Attitude constraints, in the form of keep-out or keep-in cones are added as path constraints. Since the control variables do not appear in the path constraint equations, it can be difficult to obtain numerical solutions. In this paper, the constrained spacecraft reorientation problem is solved using guess-free pseudospectral optimal control theory. The behavior of the dual variables, and in particular the path covectors, is studied and some connections between computation and the nature ofthe dual space is discussed.
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Conference Paper
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AAS/A/AA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference held August 20-24, 2017, Columbia River Gorge, Stevenson, Washington, U.S.A.
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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)
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Naval Postgraduate School
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22 p.
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Lippman, T., J. M. Kaufman, and M. Karpenko. "Autonomous Planning of Constrained Spacecraft Reorientation Maneuvers." AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference. 2017.
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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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