Design and Optimization of Low-Thrust Orbit Transfers Using Hybrid Method
A low-thrust guidance scheme, which is weighted combined by taking the optimum strategy of thrust allocation and the target deficits value into consideration for each orbital element, is developed. The presented guidance scheme is predictive in nature and does not rely on a stored reference trajectory or reference controls. The orbit transfer problem is converted into parametric optimization and utilizing a hybrid genetic algorithm. The minimum-time orbit transfer is considered. The influence of the Earth’s oblateness is taken into consideration in the simulation of minimum-time. A conclusion is drawn that the designed method presented here turns out to be an autonomous scheme because the information of target orbit is considered in the transfer process.
L. Fu et al., "Design and Optimization of Low-Thrust Orbit Transfers Using Hybrid Method", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 588-589, pp. 335-339, 2012