Application of parallel algorithmic differentiation to optimal CubeSat trajectory design

Alexander Ghosh, Victoria Coverstone

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

CubeSats, the class of small standardized satellites, are becoming a viable scientific research platform. At present, a variety of high value Earth Science missions require multiple collecting instruments on separate platforms maintained in precise configurations. A new software tool was created to compute propellant-minimizing maneuvers for multiple CubeSats for use with mission preliminary design. This tool incorporates parallelization of the derivative calculations, and demonstrates speed improvements over previous parallel formulations of small satellite cooperative trajectory design problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalActa Astronautica
Volume130
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Trajectories
Satellites
Earth sciences
Propellants
Derivatives

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

Cite this

Application of parallel algorithmic differentiation to optimal CubeSat trajectory design. / Ghosh, Alexander; Coverstone, Victoria.

In: Acta Astronautica, Vol. 130, 01.01.2017, p. 1-14.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{f8660caf07574ed2861a36dda9d17be3,
title = "Application of parallel algorithmic differentiation to optimal CubeSat trajectory design",
abstract = "CubeSats, the class of small standardized satellites, are becoming a viable scientific research platform. At present, a variety of high value Earth Science missions require multiple collecting instruments on separate platforms maintained in precise configurations. A new software tool was created to compute propellant-minimizing maneuvers for multiple CubeSats for use with mission preliminary design. This tool incorporates parallelization of the derivative calculations, and demonstrates speed improvements over previous parallel formulations of small satellite cooperative trajectory design problems.",
author = "Alexander Ghosh and Victoria Coverstone",
year = "2017",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.08.018",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "130",
pages = "1--14",
journal = "Acta Astronautica",
issn = "0094-5765",
publisher = "Elsevier Limited",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Application of parallel algorithmic differentiation to optimal CubeSat trajectory design

AU - Ghosh, Alexander

AU - Coverstone, Victoria

PY - 2017/1/1

Y1 - 2017/1/1

N2 - CubeSats, the class of small standardized satellites, are becoming a viable scientific research platform. At present, a variety of high value Earth Science missions require multiple collecting instruments on separate platforms maintained in precise configurations. A new software tool was created to compute propellant-minimizing maneuvers for multiple CubeSats for use with mission preliminary design. This tool incorporates parallelization of the derivative calculations, and demonstrates speed improvements over previous parallel formulations of small satellite cooperative trajectory design problems.

AB - CubeSats, the class of small standardized satellites, are becoming a viable scientific research platform. At present, a variety of high value Earth Science missions require multiple collecting instruments on separate platforms maintained in precise configurations. A new software tool was created to compute propellant-minimizing maneuvers for multiple CubeSats for use with mission preliminary design. This tool incorporates parallelization of the derivative calculations, and demonstrates speed improvements over previous parallel formulations of small satellite cooperative trajectory design problems.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84992021221&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84992021221&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.08.018

DO - 10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.08.018

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84992021221

VL - 130

SP - 1

EP - 14

JO - Acta Astronautica

JF - Acta Astronautica

SN - 0094-5765

ER -