Optimization for large-scale multi-mission space campaign design by approximate dynamic programming

Hao Chen, Arthur Lapin, Chao Lei, Koki Ho, Takaya Ukai

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Abstract

Architecture design and logistics mission planning are two important components of space campaign design. Given available architecture designs, multi-mission logistics mission planning problem typically can be solved for each mission independently. However, design of a multi-mission campaign considering the interactions among the missions is essential for optimal vehicle or other infrastructure designs; this campaign-level space mission design optimization problem over a long time horizon can become computationally prohibitive due to the curse of dimensionality. This paper proposed a lookahead-policy-based approximate dynamic programming (ADP) algorithm to design architectures effectively. It resolves the curse of dimensionality by considering the performance of architectures in the first few missions optimally and further future missions approximately. A case study of lunar exploration campaign design demonstrates the effectiveness of the proposed ADP algorithm. Results show that the ADP algorithm can provide a fast estimation of architecture designs. The solution approximates well traditional all-at-once mission planning optimization framework. Moreover, the proposed ADP algorithm is more scalable and flexible to balance the design fidelity and computational efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 AIAA SPACE and Astronautics Forum and Exposition
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624105753
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
EventAIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition, 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Sep 17 2018Sep 19 2018

Publication series

Name2018 AIAA SPACE and Astronautics Forum and Exposition

Other

OtherAIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition, 2018
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period9/17/189/19/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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