• Computer Science
  • Published 2014

Application of Genetic Algorithm inInterplanetary Trajectory Design

  title={Application of Genetic Algorithm inInterplanetary Trajectory Design},
For a given set of celestial bodies, the problem of finding an optimal sequence of gravity assist and the transfer arcs connecting the elements of the set is of combinatorial in nature. The number of possible paths grows exponentially with the number of celestial bodies. Therefore the design of an optimal gravity assist trajectory is a NP-hard mixed combinatorial continuous problem. An exhaustive search of the space of input variable is unaffordable even with modern state of art computing… CONTINUE READING

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