Rodney L. Anderson
Journal Papers

Anderson, R. L., S. Campagnola, and B. B. Buffington,
“Analysis of Petal Rotation Trajectory Characteristics,”
Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 2018.
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Anderson, R. L., R. W. Easton, and M. W. Lo,
“Isolating Blocks as Computational Tools in the Circular Restricted ThreeBody Problem,”
Physica D, Volume 343, March, 2017, pp. 3850.
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Lantoine, G., R. P. Russell, R. L. Anderson, H. B. Garrett, and I. Katz,
“Magnetour: Surfing Planetary Systems on Electromagnetic and MultiBody Gravity Fields,”
Acta Astronautica, Volume 138, September, 2017, pp. 543558.
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Villac, B. F., R. L. Anderson, and A. J. Pini,
"Computer Aided Ballistic Orbit Classification Around Small Bodies,"
The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Volume 63, Number 3, September,
2016, pp. 175205.
doi: 10.1007/s402950160089x
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Anderson, R. L., S. Campagnola, and G. Lantoine,
"Broad Search for Unstable Resonant Orbits in the Planar Circular Restricted ThreeBody Problem,"
Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy,
Volume 124, Number 2, February, 2016, pp. 177199.
doi: 10.1007/s1056901596597
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Anderson, R. L.,
"Approaching Moons from Resonance via Invariant Manifolds,"
Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Volume 38, Number 6, June, 2015, pp. 10971109.
doi: 10.2514/1.G000286
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Parker, J. S., T. P. McElrath, R. L. Anderson, and T. H. Sweetser,
"Trajectory Design for MoonRise: A Proposed Lunar South PoleAitken Basin Sample Return Mission,"
The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, June, 2015.
doi: 10.1007/s4029501500371
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Anderson, R. L. and M. W. Lo,
"Spatial Approaches to Moons from Resonance Relative to Invariant Manifolds,"
Acta Astronautica, Volume 105, Number 1, December, pp. 355372, 2014.
doi: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2014.09.015
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Petropoulos, A. E., E. P. Bonfiglio, D. J. Grebow, T. Lam, J. S. Parker, J. Arrieta, D. F. Landau, R. L. Anderson, E. D. Gustafson, G. J. Whiffen, P. A. Finlayson, and J. A. Sims,
"GTOC5: Results from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Team,"
Acta Futura, Volume 8, pp. 2127, 2014.
doi: 10.2420/AF08.2014.21
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Anderson, R. L., C. P. Guignet, G. H. Born, and J. M. Forbes,
"Effect of Density Model TimeDelay Errors on Orbit Prediction,"
Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Volume 50, Number 5, September, pp. 10961105, 2013.
doi: 10.2514/1.A32368
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Parker, J. S., R. L. Anderson, and A. Peterson,
"Surveying Ballistic Transfers to Low Lunar Orbit,"
Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Volume 36, Number 5, pp. 15011511, 2013.
doi: 10.2514/1.55661
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Anderson, R. L. and J. S. Parker,
“Comparison of LowEnergy Lunar Transfer Trajectories to Invariant Manifolds,”
Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, Volume 115, Number 3, February, pp. 311331, 2013.
doi: 10.1007/s1056901294663
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Parker, J. S. and R. L. Anderson,
“Targeting LowEnergy Transfers to Low Lunar Orbit,”
Acta Astronautica, Volume 84, MarchApril, pp. 114, 2013.
doi: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2012.10.033
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Anderson, R. L. and J. S. Parker,
"Survey of Ballistic Transfers to the Lunar Surface,"
Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Volume 35, Number 4, pp. 12561267, JulyAugust, 2012.
doi: 10.2514/1.54830
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Davis, K. E., R. L. Anderson, and G. H. Born,
"Preliminary Study of Geosynchronous Orbit Transfers from LEO Using Invariant Manifolds,"
The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Volume 58, Number 3, pp. 295310, JulySeptember, 2011.
doi: 10.1007/BF03321172
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Anderson, R. L. and M. W. Lo,
"A Dynamical Systems Analysis of Resonant Flybys: Ballistic Case,"
The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Volume 58, Number 2, pp. 167194, AprilJune, 2011.
doi: 10.1007/BF03321164
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Davis, K., R. L. Anderson, D. J. Scheeres, and G. H. Born,
"Optimal Transfers Between Unstable Periodic Orbits Using Invariant Manifolds,"
Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, Volume 109, Number 3, pp. 241264, March, 2011.
doi: 10.1007/s105690109327x
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Anderson, R. L. and M. W. Lo,
"Dynamical Systems Analysis of Planetary Flybys and Approach: Planar Europa Orbiter,"
Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Volume 33, Number 6, pp. 18991912, NovemberDecember, 2010.
doi: 10.2514/1.45060
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Davis, K., R. L. Anderson, G. H. Born, and D. J. Scheeres,
"The Use of Invariant Manifolds for Transfers between Unstable Periodic Orbits of Different Energies,"
Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, Volume 107, Number 4, pp. 471485, August, 2010.
doi: 10.1007/s1056901092853
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Anderson, R. L. and M. W. Lo,
"Role of Invariant Manifolds in LowThrust Trajectory Design,"
Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Volume 32, Number 6,
pp. 19211930, NovemberDecember, 2009.
doi: 10.2514/1.37516
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Anderson, R. L., G. H. Born, and J. M. Forbes,
"Sensitivity of Orbit Predictions to Density Variability,"
Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Volume 46, Number 6, pp. 12141230,
NovemberDecember, 2009.
doi: 10.2514/1.42138
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Dissertation

Anderson, R. L.,
Low Thrust Trajectory Design for Resonant Flybys and Captures Using Invariant Manifolds,
Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2005.
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Books

Parker, J. S. and R. L. Anderson,
LowEnergy Lunar Trajectory Design,
Volume 12 of DESCANSO Deep Space Communications and Navigation Series,
John Wiley and Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersy, 2014.
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Book Chapters

Davis, K. E. and R. L. Anderson,
"Libration Point Orbiters and the ThreeBody Problem,"
Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, Volume 5, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2010.
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Conference Papers

Anderson, R. L., R. W. Easton, and M. W. Lo,
“Computing Libration Point Hyperbolic Invariant Sets Using Isolating Blocks,”
AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AAS 17697, Stevenson, Washington, August 2024, 2017.

Villac, B. F. and R. L. Anderson,
“Evaluation of a Rapid Transfer Design Approach for Small Body Applications,”
AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AAS 17721, Stevenson, Washington, August 2024, 2017.

Koh, D., R. L. Anderson, and I. BermejoMoreno,
“Cell Mapping Orbit Search for Mission Design at Ocean Worlds Using Parallel Computing,”
AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AAS 17756, Stevenson, Washington, August 2024, 2017.
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Pini, A. J., B. F. Villac, and R. L. Anderson,
“From Simplified to Complex SmallBody Models: Sensitivity Analysis of Periodic Orbit Sets,”
27th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, San Antonio Texas, February 59, 2017.
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Koh, D. and R. L. Anderson,
“Periodic OrbitAttitude Solutions in the Planar Elliptic Restricted ThreeBody Problem,”
AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Long Beach, California, September 1316, 2016.
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Lantoine, G., R. P. Russell, R. L. Anderson, H. B. Garrett, and I. Katz,
“MAGNETOUR: Surfing Planetary Systems on Electromagnetic and MultiBody Gravity Fields,”
Fifth International Conference on Tethers in Space, Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 24–26, 2016.
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Anderson, R. L., R. W. Easton, and M. W. Lo,
“Isolating Blocks as Computational Tools in the Circular Restricted ThreeBody Problem,”
AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AAS 15615, Vail, Colorado, August 913, 2015.
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McElrath, T. P. and R. L. Anderson,
“Switching Paths at the Lunar ‘Router’: Finding Very LowCost Transfers Between Useful Trajectory Sequences in the EarthMoon System,”
AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AAS 15629, Vail, Colorado, August 913, 2015.

Villac, B. F., R. L. Anderson, and A. J. Pini,
“Organizing Ballistic Orbit Classes Around Small Bodies,”
AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AAS 15619, Vail, Colorado, August 913, 2015.
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Anderson, R. L., S. Campagnola, and B. B. Buffington,
“Analysis of Petal Rotation Trajectory Characteristics,”
AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AIAA20144350, San Diego, California, August 47, 2014.

Anderson, R. L.,
“A Quick Search Method for LowEnergy Trajectory Options to Near Earth Objects,”
24th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, AAS 14233, Santa Fe, New Mexico, January 2630, 2014.

Anderson, R. L., S. Campagnola, and G. Lantoine,
“Broad Search for Unstable Resonant Orbits in the Planar Circular Restricted ThreeBody Problem,”
AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AAS 13787, Hilton Head, South Carolina, August 1115, 2013.
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Parker, J. S., T. P. McElrath, R. L. Anderson, and T. H. Sweetser,
“Trajectory Design for MoonRise: A Proposed Lunar South PoleAitken Basin Sample Return Mission,”
AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AAS 13882, Hilton Head, South Carolina, August 1115, 2013.
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Parker, J. S., J. M. Leonard, R. L. Anderson, and G. H. Born,
“LiAISONSupplemented Navigation of a Crewed Vehicle in a Lunar Halo Orbit,”
AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AAS 13776, Hilton Head, South Carolina, August 1115, 2013.

Anderson, R. L.,
“Tour Design Using Resonant Orbit Heteroclinic Connections in Patched Circular Restricted ThreeBody Problems,”
23rd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, AAS 13493, Kauai, Hawaii, February 1014, 2013.

McGranaghan, R. M., J. M. Leonard, K. Fujimoto, J. S. Parker, R. L. Anderson, and G. H. Born,
“Interplanetary Departure Stage Navigation by Means of LiAISON Orbit Determination Architecture,”
23rd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, AAS 13207, Kauai, Hawaii, February 1014, 2013.
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Parker, J. S., J. M. Leonard, K. Fujimoto, R. M. McGranaghan, G. H. Born, and R. L. Anderson,
“Navigating a Crewed Lunar Vehicle Using LiAISON,”
23rd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, AAS 13330, Kauai, Hawaii, February 1014, 2013.
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Leonard, J. M., J. S. Parker, R. L. Anderson, R. M. McGranaghan, K. Fujimoto, and G. H. Born,
“Supporting Crewed Lunar Exploration With LiAISON Navigation,”
36th Annual Guidance and Control Conference, AAS 13053, Breckenridge, Colorado, February 16, 2013.
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Fujimoto, K., J. M. Leonard, R. M. McGrahaghan, J. S. Parker, R. L. Anderson, and G. H. Born,
“Simulating the LiAISON Navigation Concept in GEO + EarthMoon Halo Constellation,”
23rd International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics, Pasadena,
California, October 29  November 2, 2012.
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Demcak, S., B. Young, T. Lam, N. Trawny, C. Lee, R. L. Anderson, S. Broschart, C. Ballard, and D. C. Folta,
“Navigation Challenges in the MAVEN Science Phase,”
23rd International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics, Pasadena,
California, October 29  November 2, 2012.
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Anderson, R. L. and M. W. Lo,
“Spatial Approaches to Moons from Resonance Relative to Invariant Manifolds,”
63rd International Astronautical Congress, IAC12.C1.7.4, International Astronautical Federation, Naples, Italy, October 15, 2012.
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Parker, J. S., R. L. Anderson, G. H. Born, K. Fujimoto, J. M. Leonard, and R. M. McGranaghan,
"Navigation Between Geosynchronous and Lunar L1 Orbiter,"
AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AIAA20124878,
Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 1316, 2012.
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Leonard, J. M., R. M. McGranaghan, K. Fujimoto, G. H. Born, J. S. Parker, and R. L. Anderson,
"LiAISONSupplemented Navigation for Geosynchronous and Lunar L1 Orbiters,"
AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AIAA20124664,
Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 1316, 2012.
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R. L. Anderson,
"Approaching Moons from Resonance via Invariant Manifolds,"
22nd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, AAS 12136,
Charleston, South Carolina, January 29  February 2, 2012.
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Jones, B. A. and R. L. Anderson,
"A Survey of Symplectic and Collocation Methods for Orbit Propagation,"
22nd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, AAS 12214,
Charleston, South Carolina, January 29  February 2, 2012.
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Anderson, R. L. and J. S. Parker,
"Comparison of LowEnergy Lunar Transfer Trajectories to Invariant Manifolds,"
AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AAS 11423,
Girdwood, Alaska, July 31  August 4, 2011.
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Parker, J. S. and R. L. Anderson,
"Targeting LowEnergy Transfers to Low Lunar Orbit,"
AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, AAS 11459,
Girdwood, Alaska, July 31  August 4, 2011.
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Anderson, R. L. and M. W. Lo,
"Flyby Design using Heteroclinic and Homoclinic Connections of Unstable Resonant Orbits,"
21st AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, AAS 11125,
New Orleans, Louisiana, February 1317, 2011.

Anderson, R. L. and J. S. Parker,
"A Survey of Ballistic Transfers to the Lunar Surface,"
21st AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, AAS 11278,
New Orleans, Louisiana, February 1317, 2011.
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Anderson, R. L., C. P. Guignet, G. H. Born, and J. M. Forbes,
"Effect of Density Model TimeDelay Errors on Orbit Prediction,"
21st AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, AAS 11240,
New Orleans, Louisiana, February 1317, 2011.
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Coffee, T. M., R. L. Anderson, and M. W. Lo,
"Multiobjective Optimization of LowEnergy Trajectories Using Optimal Control on Dynamical Channels (Part I),"
21st AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, AAS 11129,
New Orleans, Louisiana, February 1317, 2011.

Parker, J. S., R. L. Anderson, and A. Peterson,
"A Survey of Ballistic Transfers to Low Lunar Orbit,"
21st AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, AAS 11277,
New Orleans Louisiana, February 1317, 2011.
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Lathrop, B. W. and R. L. Anderson,
"Survey of ∆V Requirements for Low Energy Transfers to Near Earth Objects,"
AAS George H. Born Astrodynamics Symposium,
Boulder, CO, May 1314, 2010.

Davis, K. E., R. L. Anderson, and G. H. Born,
"Preliminary Study of Geosynchronous Orbit Transfers from LEO Using Invariant Manifolds,"
AAS George H. Born Astrodynamics Symposium,
Boulder, CO, May 1314, 2010.
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Davis, K., R. L. Anderson, G. H. Born, and D. J. Scheeres,
"Locally Optimal Transfers Between Libration Point Orbits Using Invariant Manifolds,"
AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Paper AAS 2009398,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 913, 2009.
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Davis, K., R. L. Anderson, G. H. Born, and D. J. Scheeres,
"Connecting Libration Point Orbits of Different Energies Using Invariant Manifolds,"
AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Paper AAS 09256, Savannah, Georgia, February 812, 2009.
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Anderson, R. L., G. H. Born, and J. M. Forbes,
"Sensitivity of Orbit Predictions to Density Variability,"
AIAA20086443, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference and Exhibit, Honolulu, Hawaii, Aug. 1821, 2008.
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Lo, M. W., R. L. Anderson, T. Lam, and G. Whiffen,
"The Role of Invariant Manifolds in Low Thrust Trajectory Design (Part III),"
Paper AAS 06190, AAS/AIAA Spaceflight
Mechanics Conference, Tampa, Florida, January 2226, 2006.
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Anderson, R. L. and M. W. Lo,
"Virtual Exploration by Computing Global Families of
Trajectories with Supercomputers,"
Paper AAS 05220, AAS/AIAA Spaceflight
Mechanics Conference, Copper Mountain, Colorado, January 2327, 2005.
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Anderson, R. L. and M. W. Lo,
"The Role of Invariant Manifolds in Low Thrust Trajectory Design (Part II),"
Paper AIAA 20045305, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference,
Providence, Rhode Island, August 1619, 2004.
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Lo, M. W., R. L. Anderson, G. Whiffen, and L. Romans,
"The Role of Invariant Manifolds in Low Thrust Trajectory Design,"
Paper AAS 04288, AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Dynamics Conference, Maui, Hawaii,
February 812, 2004.
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Anderson, R. L., M. W. Lo, and G. H. Born,
"Application of Local Lyapunov Exponents to Maneuver Design
and Navigation in the ThreeBody Problem," Paper AAS 03569, AAS/AIAA
Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Big Sky, Montana, August 37, 2003.
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Anderson, R. L. and D. T. Lyons,
"Optimizing Mass Delivered to the Mars Mapping Orbit Using Aerobraking
for the 2005 Launch Opportunity," Paper AAS 01390,
AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada,
July 30August 2, 2001.

Ely, T. A., R. Anderson, Y. E. BarSever, D. Bell, J. Guinn, M. Jah,
P. Kallemeyn, E. Levene, L. Romans, and S. Wu,
"Mars Network Constellation Design Drivers and Strategies,"
Paper AAS 99301, AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics
Specialist Conference, Girdwood, Alaska, August 1619, 1999.
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Technical Reports


Broschart, S., D. Bayard, A. Katake, G. Lantoine, M. Abrahamson, B. Açikmeşe, J. Aldrich, R. L. Anderson, S. Bhaskaran, P. Brogarolas, L. Cangahuala, J. Casoliva, L. Chappaz, S. Coogan, E. G. Fahnestock, D. Grebow, G. Hockney, A. Johnson, D. Lantukh, J. Lee, R. Karimi, C. Liebe, M. Luna, M. Mandić, M. Milman, W. Owen, R. Park, A. Parseghian, T. Pavlak, Z. Rahman, J. Riedel, M. S. Martin, J. Shields, E. Sklyanskiy, R. Sunseri, Y. Takahashi, M. Wang, and H.C. Wu,
“The Primitive Body Navigation Task,”
Technical Report D95097, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, September 22, 2015.

Lantoine, G., R. L. Anderson, H. B. Garrett, I. Katz, D. Landau, R. P. Russell, and N. J. Strange,
“MAGNETOUR: Surfing Planetary Systems on Electromagnetic and MultiBody Gravity Fields,”
NASA Innovative and Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Final Report, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, July, 2013.
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Parker, J. S., R. L. Anderson, G. H. Born, and K. Fujimoto,
“Linked Autonomous Interplanetary Satellite Orbit Navigation (LiAISON) between Geosynchronous and Lunar Halo Orbits,”
JPL D72688, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, March, 2012.

Parker, J. S. and R. L. Anderson,
“The LowEnergy Lunar Transfer Handbook,”
JPL D71444, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, September, 2011.
Posters

Sweetser, T. H., R. L. Anderson, G. Lantoine, A. E. Petropoulos, and J. Sims,
“Efficient Departure and Transfer for Small Satellite Missions,”
JPL R&TD Poster Conference, Pasadena, California, November 11, 2015.

Lantoine, G., R. Russell, I. Katz, H. Garrett, D. Landau, R. L. Anderson, and N. Strange,
“MAGNETOUR: Surfing Planetary Systems on Electromagnetic and MultiBody Gravity Fields,”
NIAC Fall Symposium, Hampton, Virginia, November 1415, 2012.

Lantoine, G. and R. L. Anderson,
“Evaluation of Initial Guess Strategies for LowEnergy Resonant Flybys,”
JPL R&TD Poster Conference, Pasadena, California, November 7, 2012.

Petropoulos, A. E., E. P. Bonfiglio, D. J. Grebow, T. Lam, J. S. Parker, J. Arrieta, D. F. Landau, R. L. Anderson, E. D. Gustafson, G. J. Whiffen, P. A. Finlayson, and J. A. Sims,
"Asteroids Galore: JPL’s Winning Submission for the 5th Global Trajectory Optimisation Competition,"
International Primitive Body Exploration Working Group 2011 Workshop, Pasadena, California, August 2224, 2011.

Anderson, R. L. and M. W. Lo,
"The Anatomy of Resonant Flybys and Capture: The Europa Orbiter's Use
of Invariant Manifolds,"
Summer Workshop on Advanced Topics in Astrodynamics, Barcelona, Spain,
July 510, 2004.
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New Technology Reports

Parker, J. S., R. L. Anderson, G. H. Born, J. M. Leonard, R. M. McGranaghan, K. Fujimoto,
“Linked Autonomous Interplanetary Satellite Orbit Navigation (LiAISON) Between a Satellite in a Lunar Halo Orbit and a Geosynchronous Earth Orbiter,”
NTR48736,
Nasa Technical Brief, July, 2013.