Christie Alisa Maddock

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This paper presents the design of a multi-spacecraft system for the deflection of asteroids. Each spacecraft is equipped with a fibre laser and a solar concentrator. The laser induces the sublimation of a portion of the surface of the asteroid, and the resultant jet of gas and debris thrusts the asteroid off its natural course. The main idea is to have a(More)
In this paper, an evolutionary-based initialisation method is proposed based on Adaptive Inflationary Differential Evolution algorithm, which is used in conjunction with a deterministic local optimisation algorithm to efficiently identify clusters of optimal solutions. The approach is applied to an ascent trajectory for a single stage to orbit spaceplane,(More)
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