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dc.contributor.advisorRoss, I. Michael
dc.contributor.authorKing, Jeffery T.
dc.dateSeptember 2014
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-08T19:25:51Z
dc.date.available2016-08-08T19:25:51Z
dc.date.issued2014-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/49613
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe capability of space-based sensors to collect images is directly related to the agility of the sensor. Increasing the sensor agility can be accomplished using optimal control; however, planning for the increased performance is required in order to increase the overall collection capability of a system. This dissertation demonstrates how optimal control yields a higher agility for a given spacecraft system, and presents a new and simple method to estimate the performance increase. New targeting equations are developed that define the sensor attitude, rate and acceleration required to collect a moving target. Operational maneuvers are defined and generated using optimal control. Finally, a new formulation for the time-varying image collection planning problem is presented by combining graph theory with optimal control into a hybrid optimal control architecture.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis 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.en_US
dc.titleA new approach for optimizing image collection from spaceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical and Aerospace Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.authortargetingen_US
dc.subject.authorcollection planningen_US
dc.subject.authorhybrid optimal controlen_US
dc.subject.authortime-varyingen_US
dc.subject.authoragilitoiden_US
dc.subject.authororienteering problemen_US
dc.subject.authormaneuver planningen_US
dc.subject.authorsatelliteen_US
dc.description.serviceCommander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameDoctor of Philosophy in Astronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelDoctoralen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineAstronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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