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Applied Nonsingular Astrodynamics: Optimal Low-Thrust Orbit Transfer

Jean Albert Kechichian

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Cambridge University Press
01 November 2018
Theoretical & mathematical astronomy; Astrophysics; Aerodynamics; Aerospace & aviation technology; Space science
This essential book describes the mathematical formulations and subsequent computer simulations required to accurately project the trajectory of spacecraft and rockets in space, using the formalism of optimal control for minimum-time transfer in general elliptic orbit. The material will aid research students in aerospace engineering, as well as practitioners in the field of spaceflight dynamics, in developing simulation software to carry out trade studies useful in vehicle and mission design. It will teach readers to develop flight software for operational applications in autonomous mode, so to actually transfer space vehicles from one orbit to another. The practical, real-life applications discussed will give readers a clear understanding of the mathematics of orbit transfer, allow them to develop their own operational software to fly missions, and to use the contents as a research tool to carry out even more complex analyses.
By:   Jean Albert Kechichian
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   45
Dimensions:   Height: 261mm,  Width: 183mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   1.190kg
ISBN:   9781108472364
ISBN 10:   1108472362
Series:   Cambridge Aerospace Series
Pages:   476
Publication Date:   01 November 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jean Albert Kechichian is a retired Engineering Specialist from The Aerospace Corporation. His career has included senior level engineering positions at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and at Ford Aerospace. His main areas of contribution are in spaceflight guidance and navigation. He is a Fellow of The American Astronautical Society, and his work has regularly appeared in Acta Astronautica, the Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics, the Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, and the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. He holds Degrees in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering from l'Universite de Liege, University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University.

Reviews for Applied Nonsingular Astrodynamics: Optimal Low-Thrust Orbit Transfer

'This book represents a lifetime of valuable contributions to optimal low-thrust orbit transfer.' John E. Prussing, University of Illinois 'This book represents a lifetime of valuable contributions to optimal low-thrust orbit transfer.' John E. Prussing, University of Illinois


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