Guidance margin augmentation in low-thrust trajectory design

Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi

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The guidance margins for the electrically propelled trajectories are investigated. What this paper deals with is to determine how much chemical and electric propulsion fuel to be onboard. The difficulty lies in distributing the margins for the thrust arcs. The sub-space decomposition technique as well as the L-inf. norm criterion are utilized to obtain the results. The numerical example is given for the Japanese asteroid sample and return mission MUSES-C, which well illustrates the discussion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-255
Number of pages19
JournalAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume97 PART 1
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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