CONTENTS

(Volume 106, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences,
The Richard H. Battin Astrodynamics Symposium 2000)



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FOREWORD    vii

KEYNOTE LECTURE    1

A Scrapbook of Beautiful Equations and Great Ideas (AAS 00-270), Richard H. Battin    3

ORBITAL MANEUVERS    15

A Class of Optimal Two-Impulse Rendezvous Using Multiple-Revolution Lambert Solutions (AAS 00-250), John E. Prussing    17

On the Existence of Almost Periodic Orbits in Low Radial Thrust Spacecraft Motion (AAS 00-251), Maruthi R. Akella     41

Transfer Trajectories From Low Earth Orbit to a Large L1-Centered Class I Halo Orbit in the Sun-Earth Circular Problem (AAS 00-252), Jean Albert Kechichian    53

INTERPLANETARY MISSION DESIGN    73

Sailing to the Sun (AAS 00-253), Dave Sonnabend    75

Optimal Free-Return Trajectories for Moon Missions and Mars Missions (AAS 00-254), A. Miele, T. Wang and S. Mancuso     93

Earth-Mars Transportation Opportunities: Promising Options for Interplanetary Transportation (AAS 00-255), Robert H. Bishop, Dennis V. Byrnes, Dava J. Newman, Christopher E. Carr and Buzz Aldrin    117

Paul Bunyanís Brachistochrone and Tautochrone (AAS 00-256), John E. Hurtado    129

Adaptive Interplanetary Navigation Using Genetic Algorithms (AAS 00-271), Todd A. Ely, Robert H. Bishop and Timothy P. Crain    147

FORMATION FLYING    161

Optimal Configurations for Rotating Spacecraft Formations (AAS 00-257), Steven P. Hughes and Christopher D. Hall    163

Hillís Equations, Mean Orbital Elements, and Formation Flying of Satellites (AAS 00-258), S. R. Vadali, K. T. Alfriend and S. Vaddi    187

Dynamics and Control of Spacecraft Formations: Challenges and Some Solutions (AAS 00-259), Kyle T. Alfriend and Hanspeter Schaub    205

SPACECRAFT APPLICATIONS    225

A Review of Techniques Used in the Design of Control Systems for a Class of Flexible Expendable Launch Vehicles (AAS 00-261), Peter M. Bainum and Zhaozhi Tan    227

Space Applications of the Global Positioning and Timing Service (GPtS) (AAS 00-269), Alison Brown    257

Using Spectroscopy to Characterize Orbiting Space Debris (AAS 00-265), Robert D. Culp and Kira Jorgensen    279

CONTROL APPLICATIONS    289

Adaptation and Cooperation in Control of Multiple Robot Manipulators (AAS 00-263), Amit K. Sanyal, Ajay Verma and John L. Junkins     291

Control of Spacecraft Subject to Actuator Failures:  State-of-the-Art and Open Problems (AAS 00-264), Panagiotis Tsiotras and Viktoria Doumtchenko     325

A Spectral Patching Method For Direct Trajectory Optimization (AAS 00-260), Fariba Fahroo and I. Michael Ross    353

ATTITUDE DETERMINATION    371

New Developments in Quaternion Estimation From Vector Observations (AAS 00-266), F. Landis Markley and Daniele Mortari    373

A Most Visionary Paper on the Focal-Plane Representation of Rotations (AAS 00-267), Malcolm D. Shuster    395

Optimal Attitude and Position Determination From Line-of-Sight Measurements (AAS 00-268), John L. Crassidis, Roberto Alonso and John L. Junkins    407

An Analytical Theory for Orbit Determination (AAS 00-262), George H. Born, David B. Goldstein and Blair Thompson    425

Recursive Attitude Prediction (AAS 00-272), Hye-Young Kim, Jer-Nan Juang and John L. Junkins     441

APPENDICES    457

Publications of the American Astronautical Society    459

Advances in the Astronautical Sciences     460
Science and Technology Series    468
AAS History Series    475

INDEX    477

Numerical Index    479

Author Index    481