Multipoint extension of Pontryagin's Maximum Principle applied to the optimal attitude scheduling of an imaging satellite

Alan Zorn, Matt West

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Abstract

A new result in nonlinear optimal control is applied to the scheduling of high-resolution imaging of successive ground targets from an orbiting satellite. The new result is a rigorous statement and proof of Pontryagin's Maximum Principle extended to the multipoint case. The paper focuses on explaining the new result, outlines its proof with intuition in mind, demonstrates its wide applicability, and solves the attitude scheduling problem for a low-budget satellite application.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAstrodynamics 2013 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference
PublisherUnivelt Inc.
Pages209-221
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9780877036050
StatePublished - 2014
Event2013 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Astrodynamics 2013 - Hilton Head Island, SC, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2013Aug 15 2013

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume150
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

Other

Other2013 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Astrodynamics 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHilton Head Island, SC
Period8/11/138/15/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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