Conference papers

2015

  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

  4. F. Topputo and R.Y. Zhang, Approximation of Invariant Manifolds by Cubic Convolution Interpolation, 25th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Williamsburg, VA, 12-15 Jan 2015, Paper AAS 15-322

  5. E. Belbruno and F. Topputo, Ballistic Capture Transfers from the Earth to Mars, 25th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Williamsburg, VA, 12-15 Jan 2015, Paper AAS 15-342

  6. D.A. Dei-Tos and F. Topputo, Automated Trajectory Refinement of Three-Body Orbits in the Real Solar System Model, 25th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Williamsburg, VA, 12-15 Jan 2015, Paper AAS 15-320

2014

  1. Z.-F. Luo, F. Topputo, F. Bernelli-Zazzera, and G.-J. Tang, The Role of Dynamical Models in Ballistic Capture: The Perturbed Sun-Planet Case, 2nd IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems, Rome, Italy, 24-26 Mar 2014, Paper IAA-AAS-DyCoSS2-05-06

  2. C. Zhang, F. Topputo, F. Bernelli-Zazzera, and Y.S. Zhao, Low-Thrust Minimum Fuel Optimization in the Circular Restricted Three-Body Model, 2nd IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems, Rome, Italy, 24-26 Mar 2014, Paper IAA-AAS-DyCoSS2-14-09

  3. J. Dinius, R. Furfaro, F. Topputo, and S. Selnick, Near Optimal Feedback Guidance Design and the Planar Restricted Three-Body Problem, 24th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, 26-30 Jan 2014, Paper AAS 14-238

  4. F. Topputo, Trade-Off between Cost and Time in Lunar Transfers: A Quantitative Analysis, 24th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, 26-30 Jan 2014, Paper AAS 14-470

2013

  1. G. Pinzan, F. Topputo, and F. Bernelli-Zazzera, A Multidisciplinary Approach to Landing Site Selection for Small Body Missions, 64th International Astronautical Congress, Beijing, China, 23-27 Sep 2013, Paper IAC-13-A3.P.42

  2. C. Zhang, F. Topputo, F. Bernelli-Zazzera, and Y.-S. Zhao, An Exploration of Numerical Methods for Low-Thrust Trajectory Optimization in n-Body Models, 64th International Astronautical Congress, Beijing, China, 23-27 Sep 2013, Paper IAC-13-C1.3.11

  3. F. Topputo, R. Zhang, F. Bernelli-Zazzera, and J. Luo, Numerical Approximation of Invariant Manifolds in the Restricted Three-Body Problem, 64th International Astronautical Congress, Beijing, China, 23-27 Sep 2013, Paper IAC-13-C1.9.11

  4. Z.-F. Luo, F. Topputo, F. Bernelli-Zazzera, and G.-J. Tang, Analysis of Ballistic Capture Orbits in the Real n-Body Problem, AIDAA XXII Conference, Naples, Italy, 9-12 Sep 2013

  5. G. Caputo, F. Topputo, and F. Bernelli-Zazzera, On-Comet Attitude Reconstruction of Rosetta Lander Philae through Solar Arrays Telemetry, AIDAA XXII Conference, Naples, Italy, 9-12 Sep 2013

  6. F. Topputo and F. Bernelli-Zazzera, Simulation of Low-Intensity, Low-Temperature Solar Arrays with Software and Hardware Tools, AIDAA XXII Conference, Naples, Italy, 9-12 Sep 2013

  7. G. Mingotti, F. Topputo, and M. Massari, Hybrid Propulsion Transfers for Mars Science Missions, 23rd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Kauai, HI, USA, 10-14 Feb 2013, Paper AAS 13-385

  8. M. Massari, F. Topputo, and G. Mingotti, Alternative Hybrid Propulsion Transfers for MarcoPolo NEO Sample Return Mission, 23rd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Kauai, HI, USA, 10-14 Feb 2013, Paper AAS 13-416

2012

  1. F. Topputo, G. Mingotti, and F. Bernelli-Zazzera, Enhancing Planetary Exploration by Using Hybrid Propulsion Transfers, 63rd International Astronautical Congress, Naples, Italy, 1-5 Oct 2012, Paper IAC-12-C1.4.3

  2. K. Post, E. Belbruno, and F. Topputo, Efficient Cis-Lunar Trajectories, Global Space Exploration Conference, Washington, DC, 22-24 May 2012, Paper GLEX-2012.02.3.6x12248

  3. F. Topputo and F. Bernelli-Zazzera, A Method to Solve Nonlinear Optimal Control Problems in Astrodynamics, 1st IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems, Porto, Portugal, 19-21 Mar 2012, Paper IAA-AAS-DyCoSS1-14-03

  4. G. Mingotti, F. Topputo, and F. Bernelli-Zazzera, Hybrid Propulsion Transfers to the Moon, 1st IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems, Porto, Portugal, 19-21 Mar 2012, Paper IAA-AAS-DyCoSS1-03-01

  5. G. Mingotti, F. Topputo, and F. Bernelli-Zazzera, Attainable Sets in Space Mission Design: A Method to Define Low-Thrust, Invariant Manifold Trajectories, 22nd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Charleston, SC, 29 Jan-2 Feb 2012, Paper AAS 12-137

2011

  1. F. Topputo and F. Bernelli-Zazzera, Optimal Low-Thrust Station Keeping of Geostationary Satellites, 3rd CEAS Air&Space Conference, Venice, Italy, 17-21 Oct 2011

  2. F. Topputo, F. Bernelli-Zazzera, A. Ercoli-Finzi, and F. Lazzari, Solar Array Simulators for Low Power Space Missions, 3rd CEAS Air&Space Conference, Venice, Italy, 17-21 Oct 2011

  3. F. Topputo, F. Bernelli-Zazzera, and A. Ercoli-Finzi, Power Production for Small Body Landers: Post Launch Activities on Philae Power Subsystem, 62nd International Astronautical Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 3-7 Oct 2011, Paper IAC-11-A3.4.4

  4. F. Topputo and A. Ercoli Finzi, Optimal Bi-Impulsive Earth-Moon Transfers, 62nd International Astronautical Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 3-7 Oct 2011, Paper IAC-11-C1.1.12

  5. N. Hyeraci and F. Topputo, Ballistic Capture in the Elliptic Restricted Three-Body Problem with Applications, New Trends in Astrodynamics and Applications VI, New York City, NY, 6-8 Jun 2011

  6. G. Mingotti and F. Topputo, Ways to the Moon: A Survey, 21th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 13-17 Feb 2011, Paper AAS 11-283

2010

  1. G. Mingotti, F. Topputo, and F. Bernelli-Zazzera, Invariant-Manifold, Low-Thrust Transfers to Low Mars Orbits, 61st International Astronautical Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, 27 Sep-1 Oct 2010, Paper IAC-10-C1.9.1

  2. F. Topputo, F. Bernelli-Zazzera, and A. Ercoli-Finzi, On-Comet Power Production: the Case of Rosetta Lander Philae, European Planetary Science Congress 2010, Rome, Italy, 19-24 Sep 2010

  3. G. Mingotti, F. Topputo, and F. Bernelli-Zazzera, Efficient Invariant-Manifold, Low-Thrust Planar Trajectories to the Moon, 3rd Conference on Nonlinear Science and Complexity, Ankara, Turkey, 28-31 Jul 2010

  4. R. Armellin, P. Di Lizia, M. Lavagna, M. Massari, F. Topputo, N. Felipe, and G. Ortega, Tools for Trajectory Statistical Analysis, 4th International Conference on Astrodynamics Tools and Techniques, Madrid, Spain, 3-6 May 2010

  5. G. Mingotti, F. Topputo, and F. Bernelli-Zazzera, Exploiting Distant Periodic Orbits and Their Invariant Manifolds to Design Novel Space Trajectories to the Moon, 20th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, San Diego, CA, 14-17 Feb 2010, Paper AAS 10-117

2009

  1. G. Mingotti, F. Topputo, and F. Bernelli-Zazzera, Dynamical Systems, Optimal Control and Space Trajectory Design, CelMec V: A Meeting on Celestial Mechanics, Viterbo, Italy, 6-12 Sep 2009

  2. G. Mingotti, F. Topputo, and F. Bernelli-Zazzera, Low-Thrust and Invariant-Manifold Trajectories to the Earth-Moon Halo Orbits, XX Congresso Nazionale AIDAA, Milan, Italy, 29 Jun-3 Jul 2009

  3. S. Brambillasca, F. Topputo, A. Ercoli-Finzi, and R. Campesato, LILT Measurements on Silicon Solar Cells of Rosetta Lander Philae, XX Congresso Nazionale AIDAA, Milan, Italy, 29 Jun-3 Jul 2009

  4. G. Mingotti, F. Topputo, and F. Bernelli-Zazzera, Numerical Methods to Design Low-Energy, Low-Thrust Sun-Perturbed Transfers to the Moon, 49th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences, Tel Aviv/Haifa, Israel, 4-5 Mar 2009

2008

  1. G. Mingotti, F. Topputo, and F. Bernelli-Zazzera, A Hybrid Propulsion Approach to Design Earth-to-moon Transfers with Ballistic Capture, New Trends in Astrodynamics and Applications V, Milan, Italy, 30 Jun-2 Jul 2008

2007

  1. M. Massari, R. Armellin, P. Di Lizia, and F. Topputo, Reaching NEOs: Solution for the Second Global Trajectory Optimization, XIX Congresso Nazionale AIDAA, Forlì, Italy, 17-21 Sep 2007

  2. G. Mingotti, F. Topputo, and F. Bernelli-Zazzera, A Method to Design Sun-Perturbed Earth-to-Moon Low-Thurst Transfxers with Ballistic Capture, XIX Congresso Nazionale AIDAA, Forlì, Italy, 17-21 Sep 2007

  3. F. Topputo, A. Owis, and F. Bernelli-Zazzera, Analytical Solution of the Feedback Optimal Control in Low-Thrust Transfers, XIX Congresso Nazionale AIDAA, Forlì, Italy, 17-21 Sep 2007

  4. F. Topputo, E. Belbruno, and M. Gidea, Resonance and Escape Dynamics Associated with Weak Capture in the Restricted Three-Body Problem, New Trends in Astrodynamics and Applications IV, Princeton, NJ, 27--29 Jun 2007

  5. A. Owis, F. Topputo, and F. Bernelli-Zazzera, Feedback Optimal Control in Low-Thrust Interplanetary Trajectory Design, 12th International Conference on Aerospace Science and Aviation Technology, Cairo, Egypt, 29-31 May 2007

  6. A. Owis, F. Topputo, and F. Bernelli-Zazzera, Feedback Optimal Control in Low-Thrust Interplanetary Trajectory Design with Drag, 38th Annual AAS Meeting of the Division on Dynamical Astronomy, Ann Arbor, MI, 6-10 May 2007

2006

  1. G. Mingotti, F. Topputo, and F. Bernelli-Zazzera, Optimal Low-Thrust, Stable Manifolds Trajectories to the Earth-Moon Halo Orbits, New Trends in Astrodynamics and Applications III, Princeton, NJ, 16-18 Aug 2006

2005

  1. F. Cremaschi, F. Topputo, G. Sangiovanni, and M. Vasile, Low-Thrust Interplanetary Transfers through Invariant Manifolds and an Evolutionary Neurocontrol, XVIII Congresso Nazionale AIDAA, Volterra, Italy, 19-22 Sep 2005

  2. R. Armellin and F. Topputo, An Optimal h6 Scheme for Solving TPBVP in Astrodynamics, Celmec IV: A Meeting on Celestial Mechanics, Viterbo, Italy, 11-16 Sep 2005

  3. F. Topputo, M. Vasile, and F. Bernelli-Zazzera, Earth-to-Moon Low Energy Transfers Targeting L1 Hyperbolic Transit Orbits, New Trends in Astrodynamics and Applications II, Princeton, NJ, 3-5 Jun 2005

2004

  1. F. Topputo, M. Vasile, and F. Bernelli Zazzera, Interplanetary and Lunar Transfers Using Libration Points, 18th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics, Munich, Germany, 11-14 Oct 2004

  2. F. Topputo, M. Vasile, and A. Ercoli-Finzi, Combining Two and Three-Body Dynamics for Low Energy Transfer Trajectories of Practical Interest, 55th International Astronautical Congress, Vancouver, Canada, 4-8 Oct 2004, Paper IAC-04-A.7.02

  3. F. Topputo, M. Vasile, and F. Bernelli-Zazzera, A Hybrid Optimization of the Low Energy Interplanetary Transfers associated to the Invariant Manifolds of the Restricted Three-Body Problem, 55th International Astronautical Congress, Vancouver, Canada, 4-8 Oct 2004, Paper IAC-04-A.6.06

  4. F. Topputo, M. Vasile, and A. Ercoli-Finzi, An Approach to the Design of Low Energy Interplanetary Transfers Exploiting Invariant Manifolds of the Restricted Three-Body Problem, 14th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Maui, HI, 9-11 Feb 2004, Paper AAS 04-245

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