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Classifications of Time-Optimal Constant-Acceleration Earth-Mars Transfers

  • Author(s): Campbell, Jesse Alexander
  • Advisor(s): Mease, Kenneth D
  • et al.
Abstract

A parametric study of Earth-Mars time-optimal constant-acceleration transfers is presented. Various continuation methods are introduced to efficiently compute large numbers of transfers for compilation into a database. Once computed, transfers are subsequently classified by observed shared characteristics, and the relationship between classifications and properties of the optimal control problem is explored.

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