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Analysis of some global optimization algorithms for space trajectory design

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

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Abstract

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.