This article deals with the time minimal transfer of a satellite between Keplerian orbits with control along the tangential direction. The study is motivated by cone constraints on the thrust. The time optimal control law has switchings and homtopies are applied to smooth the discontinuities. The optimal solutions are computed using a shooting method, taking into account second-order optimality conditions.
|Title of host publication||International Journal of Tomography and Statistics|
|Subtitle of host publication||Special Issue on: Control Applications of Optimisation - control and aeronautics, optimal control, control of partial differential equations|
|Editors||Delfim TORRES, Emmanuel TRELAT|
|Publisher||Indian Society for Development and Environment Research|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|