Analysis of Some Global Optimization Algorithms for Space Trajectory Design

Vasile, M., Minisci, E. and Locatelli, M. (2010) Analysis of Some Global Optimization Algorithms for Space Trajectory Design. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 47(2), pp. 334-344. (doi:10.2514/1.45742)

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This paper analyzes the performance of some global search algorithms on a number of space trajectory design problems. A rigorous testing procedure is introduced to measure the ability of an algorithm to identify the set of Ε-optimal solutions. From the analysis ofthe test results, A novel algorithm is derived. The development of the novel algorithm starts from the redefinition of some evolutionary heuristics in the form of a discrete dynamical system. The convergence properties of this discrete dynamical system are used to derive a hybrid evolutionary algorithm that displays very good performance on the particular class of problems presented in this paper

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Minisci, Dr Edmondo and Vasile, Dr Massimiliano
Authors: Vasile, M., Minisci, E., and Locatelli, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets
Publisher:American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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