Gtoc 9: Results From The Military College Of South Carolina And Des Moines Area Community College (Team Citadel-Dmacc)

Patrick Bass, Nathan Washuta, Uriah Tobey, Rafael Gonzalez
2018 Zenodo  
This report presents the results, methodology, and lessons learned for the Citadel-DMACC group concerning the 9th Global Trajectory Optimization Competition. As first-time entrants, the focus was on developing a fundamental understanding of the project scope and problem approach, while utilizing this competition format as an opportunity for undergraduate research, and in this instance, specifically for a first-year engineering student. The optimization strategy that was utilized focused on the
more » ... ebris selection process. Initial debris target selection was centered on possible orbital intersections between an initial debris orbit and the instantaneous orbital projection generated from another target debris at a given time step. This report will discuss two target selection processes and their applicability to the problem. Lessons learned from how to approach the problem are presented here along with an analysis on the reasons behind the team's failure to provide a successful submission.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1139946 fatcat:u3yxabdcdjcp3dp2t2no66g6rq