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Title: Mystic : implementation of the Static Dynamic Optimal Control Algorithm for high-fidelity, low-thrust trajectory design
Authors: Whiffen, Gregory J.
Keywords: optimization
low thrust
Issue Date: 21-Aug-2006
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006.
Citation: AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialists Conference, Keystone, Colorado, August 21-24, 2006.
Abstract: Mystic software is designed to compute, analyze, and visualize optimal high-delity, low-thrust trajectories, The software can be used to analyze inter-planetary, planetocentric, and combination trajectories, Mystic also provides utilities to assist in the operation and navigation of low-thrust spacecraft. Mystic will be used to design and navigate the NASA's Dawn Discovery misson to orbit the two largest asteroids, The underlying optimization algorithm used in the Mystic software is called Static/Dynamic Optimal Control (SDC). SDC is a nonlinear optimal control method designed to optimize both "static variables" (parameters) and dynamic variables (functions of time) simultaneously. SDC is a general nonlinear optimal control algorithm based on Bellman's principal.
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