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A Survey of Symplectic and Collocation Integration Methods for Orbit PropagationDemands on numerical integration algorithms for astrodynamics applications continue to increase. Common methods, like explicit Runge-Kutta, meet the orbit propagation needs of most scenarios, but more specialized scenarios require new techniques to meet both computational efficiency and accuracy needs. This paper provides an extensive survey on the application of symplectic and collocation methods to astrodynamics. Both of these methods benefit from relatively recent theoretical developments, which improve their applicability to artificial satellite orbit propagation. This paper also details their implementation, with several tests demonstrating their advantages and disadvantages.
Document ID
20130000293
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Jones, Brandon A. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Anderson, Rodney L. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 27, 2013
Publication Date
January 30, 2012
Subject Category
Astrodynamics
Meeting Information
22nd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting(Charleston, SC)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
integration
collocation
propagation
symplectic