Fuel Optimal Initialization of A Spacecraft Formation

Guang Yang, Vikram Kapila, Hong Wong

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Abstract

In this paper, we treat a formation initialization problem for a multiple spacecraft formation wherein a collective of spacecraft, initially located on a payload delivery vehicle, are required to maneuver and acquire a specified formation pattern. We focus on the modeling and analysis of fuel optimal formation initialization by exploiting a multi-agent, fuel optimal, spacecraft formation reconfiguration methodology. Specifically, we address the formation initialization problem using a hybrid multi-agent optimization architecture, which decomposes the multi-agent optimal control problem as maneuver optimization, task assignment, and parameter optimization problems. In this paper, maneuver optimization, task assignment, and parameter optimization are performed using calculus of variation, dynamic-programming, and genetic algorithm, respectively. Finally, we provide illustrative simulations to show the efficacy of our proposed fuel-optimal formation initialization control architecture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
Pages3591-3596
Number of pages6
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event42nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control - Maui, HI, United States
Duration: Dec 9 2003Dec 12 2003

Other

Other42nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
CountryUnited States
CityMaui, HI
Period12/9/0312/12/03

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Chemical Health and Safety

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Yang, G., Kapila, V., & Wong, H. (2003). Fuel Optimal Initialization of A Spacecraft Formation. In Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Vol. 4, pp. 3591-3596)