Papers

Below is a list of works that I've authored or co-authored, subdivided by category. The full record of my works can be found in this repository.

Journal articles

  1. Z.-F. Luo and F. Topputo, Analysis of Ballistic Capture in Sun–Planet Models, Advances in Space Research, 56, 1030-1041, 2015 10.1016/j.asr.2015.05.042

  2. C. Zhang, F. Topputo, F. Bernelli-Zazzera, and Y.-S. Zhao, Low-Thrust Minimum-Fuel Optimization in the Circular Restricted Three-Body Problem, Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics, 38, 1501-1510, 2015 10.2514/1.G001080

  3. F. Topputo and E. Belbruno, Earth–Mars Transfers with Ballistic Capture, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 121, 329-346, 2015 10.1007/s10569-015-9605-8

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Conference papers

  1. F. Topputo, Advances in Ballistic Capture Orbits Computation with Applications, 25th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Williamsburg, VA, 12-15 Jan 2015, Paper AAS 15-326

  2. H. Zhang, F. Topputo, R. Zhang, C. Zhang, and C. Han, A Modified UPE Method to Design Two-Impulse Earth-Moon Transfers in a Four-Body Model, 25th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Williamsburg, VA, 12-15 Jan 2015, Paper AAS 15-271

  3. C. Zhang and F. Topputo, Earth-to-Halo Low-Thrust Minimum Fuel Optimization with Optimized Launch Conditions, 25th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Williamsburg, VA, 12-15 Jan 2015, Paper AAS 15-273

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Book chapters

  1. F. Topputo and E. Belbruno, Optimization of Low-Energy Transfers, in Modeling and Optimization in Space Engineering, G. Fasano and J. Pintèr Editors, Springer, New York, 389-404, 2013 10.1007/978-1-4614-4469-5_16

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Technical reports

  1. C. Zhang and F. Topputo, Space Trajectory Optimization via Direct Transcription and Collocation: A Note for Practical Implementation, Politecnico di Milano, Department of Aerospace Science and Technology, Scientific Report DSTA-SR 13-02, 2013

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PhD thesis

  1. F. Topputo, Low-Thrust, Non-Keplerian Orbits: Analysis, Design, and Control, Phd Thesis, Politecnico di Milano, 2007

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Post-doc positions

I'm looking for two postdocs to work with me for one year. More info here and here.