Minduli Wijayatunga's research while affiliated with University of Auckland and other places

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Space debris have been becoming exceedingly dangerous over the years as the number of objects in orbit continues to rise. Active debris removal (ADR) missions have garnered significant attention as an effective way to mitigate this collision risk. This research focuses on developing a multi-ADR mission that utilizes controlled reentry and deorbitin...
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This paper presents the solution approach developed by the team "theAntipodes" for the 11th Global Trajectory Optimization Competition (GTOC11). The approach consists of four main blocks: 1) mothership chain generation, 2) rendezvous table generation, 3) the dispatcher, and 4) the refinement. Blocks 1 and 3 are purely combinatorial optimization pro...
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This paper presents the solution approach developed by the team “theAntipodes” for the 11th Global Trajectory Optimization Competition (GTOC11). The approach consists of four main blocks: (1) mothership chain generation, (2) rendezvous table generation, (3) the dispatcher, and (4) the refinement. Blocks 1 and 3 are purely combinatorial optimization...
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This note develops easily applicable techniques that improve the convergence and reduce the computational time of indirect low thrust trajectory optimization when solving fuel- and time-optimal problems. For solving fuel optimal (FO) problems, a positive scaling factor -- $\Gamma_{TR}$ -- is introduced based on the energy optimal (EO) solution to e...