Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2013

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Aerospace Engineering

First Advisor

Bong Wie

Abstract

This dissertation describes several different spacecraft guidance algorithms, with applications including asteroid intercept and rendezvous, planetary landing, and orbital transfer. A comprehensive review of spacecraft guidance algorithms for asteroid intercept and rendezvous. Zero-Effort-Miss/Zero-Effort-Velocity (ZEM/ZEV) guidance is introduced and applied to asteroid intercept and rendezvous, and to a wealth of different example problems, including missile intercept, planetary landing, and orbital transfer. It is seen that the ZEM/ZEV guidance law can be used in many different scenarios, and that it provides near-optimal performance where an analytical optimal guidance law does not exist, such as in a non-linear gravity field.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-3330

Copyright Owner

Matt Hawkins

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

107 pages

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