Optimal switching in coplanar orbit transfer
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The set of all controls that satisfy the Weierstrass necessary condition for optimality in the problem of time-open, coplanar orbit transfer via impulses is presented, along with the switching relations that must be satisfied at a corner in an optimal trajectory. This includes detailed data for eccentricities near unity. This study takes advantage of recently discovered closed-form solutions for the switching surfaces of this problem.
KeywordsDetailed Data Optimal Trajectory Switching Surface Orbit Transfer Optimal Switching
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