|Project||Date||Accomplishment and Impact|
Accomplishments: Now able to export simple low-thrust trajectories designed in EMTG into GMAT reasonably robustly. Development took 3 months of 1.5 summer intern time. Modified EMTG to write out GMAT scripts and re-optimize patched conic solutions using fully integrated dynamics in GMAT.
Impact: Rapid mission development by using medium fidelity guesses from EMTG to seed high fidelity trajectory optimization in GMAT.
|Force Model Interface||2011|
Accomplishments: Won an IRAD to expose force model interface to MATLAB for use of high fidelity dynamics models by other tools. Wrote prototype interface.
Impact: Don’t need to redevelop dynamics models when doing analysis in MATLAB or C. (Still prototype though).