Vasile, Massimiliano and Minisci, Edmondo and Locatelli, Marco (2010) Analysis of some global optimization algorithms for space trajectory design. Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 47 (2). pp. 334-344. ISSN 0022-4650
In this paper, we analyze the performance of some global search algorithms on a number of space trajectory design problems. A rigorous testing procedure is introduced to measure the ability of an algorithm to identify the set of ²-optimal solutions. From the analysis of the test results, a novel algorithm is derived. The development of the novel algorithm starts from the redefinition of some evolutionary heuristics in the form of a discrete dynamical system. The convergence properties of this discrete dynamical system are used to derive a hybrid evolutionary algorithm that displays very good performance on the particular class of problems presented in this paper.
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