Special Issue "GNC for the Moon, Mars, and Beyond"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (24 November 2023) | Viewed by 4077
2. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Chofu-City, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: numerical simulation; optimal control; convex optimization; pseudospectral methods; trajectory optimization; modeling and simulation; engineering, applied and computational mathematics; space; control theory; advanced control theory
We are approaching a new era in space exploration and exploitation. The human return to the Moon foreseen before this decade is out, and the renewed interest of public and (for the first time) private players towards the exploration of Mars are opening a potentially infinite variety of exciting missions. Moreover, asteroids’ deflection and in-situ resources exploitation is no longer a technological chimera, but a concrete scientific possibility at our hand.
As for any space mission, the corresponding Guidance, Navigation and Control subsystems are called once more to be the workhorse that can make the vision behind these concepts a technological reality, and with every vision comes a challenge, that many researchers all around the world are eager to face.
I am therefore pleased to announce this special issue of Aerospace, and would like to invite you to submit manuscripts focusing on novel solutions and recent advances for spacecraft Guidance, Navigation, and Control methods for Moon, Mars, and asteroid scenarios.
This special issue will specifically focus on
- Trajectory Optimization
- Computational Guidance methods
- Novel Control Concepts
- High-Accuracy Relative and Absolute Navigation Algorithms
- Lunar Gateway-focusing Rendezvous and Proximity Operations
- Advanced GNC system design concepts
- Moon / Mars Descent and Landing High-Performing Guidance methods
- Moon / Mars Ascent GNC concepts
- Asteroid Mapping and Descent Robust Methodologies
- Interplanetary Low-thrust Guidance and Control Methods.
Dr. Marco Sagliano
Manuscript Submission Information
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- trajectory optimization
- computational guidance
- robust control
- entry, descent, and landing GNC
- rendezvous and proximity operations
- moon landing
- asteroid mapping and descent