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TfMin: Short Reference Manual

Jean-Baptiste Caillau (caillau***at***enseeiht.fr)
Joseph Gergaud (gergaud***at***enseeiht.fr)
Joseph Noailles (jnoaille***at***enseeiht.fr)

Abstract: This is a short guide to use the Fortran and Matlab package TfMin designed for the numerical solution of continuous 3D minimum-time orbit transfer around the Earth (with free final longitude), especially for low thrust engines. The underlying method is single shooting. The Matlab interface with the solver allows the user to define the problem and to draw the min-time orbits computed.

Keywords: continuous minimum-time orbit transfer, low-thrust transfer, single shooting, continuation

Category 1: Applications -- Science and Engineering (Control Applications )

Citation: ENSEEIHT-IRIT Technical Report RT/APO/01/3 July 2001

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Entry Submitted: 07/23/2002
Entry Accepted: 07/23/2002
Entry Last Modified: 07/23/2002

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