Special Issue "Advances in Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) for Planetary Exploration"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 9 February 2024 | Viewed by 950
Interests: optimal control; trajectory optimization; attitude control; ascent trajectory; rocket control; convex optimization; reinforcement learning
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The Special Issue on Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL) in planetary exploration focuses on the challenges and advancements in safely delivering spacecraft and rovers to celestial bodies such as Mars and asteroids. EDL plays a critical role in ensuring successful missions by addressing the complexities and risks associated with the descent and landing phase.
The topics covered in this Special Issue include a number of topics, among which atmospheric entry dynamics, trajectory design, navigation and guidance systems, and hazard avoidance techniques. Researchers and professionals are invited to contribute original research articles, review papers, and case studies that provide valuable insights and advancements in EDL technologies.
Understanding the dynamics of atmospheric entry and its effects on spacecraft during descent is crucial for mission success. Additionally, optimizing trajectory design to achieve precise landings and minimize fuel consumption is of great importance. Navigation and guidance systems, along with hazard avoidance technologies, ensure accurate positioning and maneuvering while mitigating potential risks.
By bringing together experts from various disciplines, this Special Issue aims to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange. The shared expertise and research findings will contribute to the development of safer and more accurate landing techniques on Mars, asteroids, and beyond.
Overall, the Special Issue seeks to expand our understanding of EDL systems and pave the way for advancements in planetary exploration. By addressing the challenges and exploring innovative approaches, researchers will contribute to unlocking the mysteries of our solar system and shaping the future of space exploration.
Dr. Alessandro Zavoli
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL)
- planetary exploration
- atmospheric entry
- trajectory design
- navigation and guidance
- hazard avoidance
- Mars exploration
- asteroid missions
- spacecraft landing
- EDL systems