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Genetic Algorithm Based Robust and Optimal Path Planning for Sample-Return Mission from an Asteroid on an Earth Fly-By Trajectory

By SpaceRef Editor
January 5, 2016
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Sean Fritz, Kamran Turkoglu
(Submitted on 19 Aug 2015)

In this study, an interplanetary space flight mission design is established to obtain the minimum \(\Delta V\) required for a rendezvous and sample return mission from an asteroid. Given the initial (observed) conditions of an asteroid, a (robust) genetic algorithm is implemented to determine the optimal choice of \(\Delta V\) required for the rendezvous. Robustness of the optimum solution is demonstrated through incorporated bounded-uncertainties in the outbound \(\Delta V\) maneuver via genetic fitness function. The improved algorithm results in a solution with improved robustness and reduced sensitivity to propulsive errors in the outbound maneuver. This is achieved over a solution optimized solely on \(\Delta V\), while keeping the increase in \(\Delta V\) to a minimum, as desired. Outcomes of the analysis provide significant results in terms of improved robustness in asteroid rendezvous missions.

Comments: (under review in Acta Astronautica)
Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
Cite as: arXiv:1508.04542 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:1508.04542v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)
Submission history
From: Kamran Turkoglu
[v1] Wed, 19 Aug 2015 07:01:30 GMT (13216kb,D)

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