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Artificial Bee Colony Based Direct Collocation for Reentry Trajectory Optimization of Hypersonic Vehicle

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Reentry trajectory planning has become a key issue due to the rapid development of hypersonic vehicles. In this paper, an Artificial Bee Colony (ABC) based direct collocation method is proposed for reentry trajectory optimization. First, the reentry trajectory optimization problem is elaborated. The principles of ABC algorithm is introduced afterwards. Finally the ABC based direct collocation method is proposed. The control variables are discretized at a set of Legendre-Gauss collocation points and are optimized with ABC approach. The parameters in ABC are assigned in terms of both the
performance and the time cost of the algorithm. A penalty factor is adopted to modify the fitness value of some particular individuals in the colony so that every individual can be fully utilized. Series of comparative experimental results verify the feasibility and effectiveness of our proposed method. In addition, further discussions and simulations are also given for analyzing the impact of ABC parameters on the performance of the method.

Haibin Duan

Field of Interest

“The field of interest shall be the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control."


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