Evolutionary Approach to Lambert’s Problem for Non-Keplerian Spacecraft Trajectories

  title={Evolutionary Approach to Lambert’s Problem for Non-Keplerian Spacecraft Trajectories},
  author={D. Hinckley and D. Hitt},
In this paper, we use differential evolution (DE), with best-evolved results refined using a Nelder–Mead optimization, to solve boundary-value complex problems in orbital mechanics relevant to low Earth orbits (LEO). A class of Lambert-type problems is examined to evaluate the performance of this evolutionary method in its application to solving nonlinear boundary value problems (BVP) arising in mission planning. In this method, we evolve impulsive initial velocity vectors giving rise to… Expand
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