Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2014

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Aerospace Engineering

First Advisor

Bong Wie

Abstract

This dissertation describes a hybrid optimization algorithm that is able to determine optimal trajectories for many complex mission analysis and design orbital mechanics problems. This new algorithm will be used to determine optimal trajectories for a variety of mission design problems, including asteroid rendezvous, multiple gravity-assist (MGA), multiple gravity-assist with deep-space maneuvers (MGA-DSM), and low-thrust trajectory missions. The research described here was conducted at the Asteroid Deflection Research Center (ADRC) at Iowa State University.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-3789

Copyright Owner

Samuel Arthur Wagner

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

213 pages

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