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Title: A survey of symplectic and collocation integration methods for orbit propagation
Authors: Jones, Brandon A.
Anderson, Rodney L.
Keywords: symplectic
collocation
integration
propagation
Issue Date: 30-Jan-2012
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012.
Citation: 22nd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, January 29 - February 2, 2012
Abstract: Demands on numerical integration algorithms for astrodynamics applications continue to increase. Common methods, like explicit Runge-Kutta, meet the orbit propagation needs of most scenarios, but more specialized scenarios require new techniques to meet both computational efficiency and accuracy needs. This paper provides an extensive survey on the application of symplectic and collocation methods to astrodynamics. Both of these methods benefit from relatively recent theoretical developments, which improve their applicability to artificial satellite orbit propagation. This paper also details their implementation, with several tests demonstrating their advantages and disadvantages.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2014/42453
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