Application of Modified Chebyshev Picard Iteration to Differential Correction for Improved Robustness and Computation Time

Travis Swenson, Robyn Woollands, John Junkins, Martin Lo

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Abstract

A novel application of Modified Chebyshev Picard Iteration (MCPI) to differential correction is presented. By leveraging the Chebyshev basis functions of MCPI, interpolation in 1 dimension may be used to target plane crossing events, instead of integrating the 42 dimensional variational equation required for standard step integrators. This results in dramatically improved performance over traditional differential correctors. MCPI was tested against the Runge-Kutta 7/8 integrator on over 45,000 halo orbits in three different three-body problems, and was found to be up to an order of magnitude faster, while simultaneously increasing robustness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-284
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of the Astronautical Sciences
Volume64
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Celestial mechanics
  • Circular Restricted Three-Body Problem (CR3BP)
  • Differential correction
  • Halo orbits
  • Modified Chebyshev Picard Iteration (MCPI)
  • Numerical integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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