Adaptive generalized ZEM-ZEV feedback guidance for planetary landing via a deep reinforcement learning approach
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Syst & Ind Engn, Dept Aerosp & Mech Engn
Univ Arizona, Dept Syst & Ind Engn
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CitationFurfaro, R., Scorsoglio, A., Linares, R., & Massari, M. (2020). Adaptive generalized ZEM-ZEV feedback guidance for planetary landing via a deep reinforcement learning approach. Acta Astronautica. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2020.02.051
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AbstractPrecision landing on large and small planetary bodies is a technology of utmost importance for future human and robotic exploration of the solar system. In this context, the Zero-Effort-Miss/Zero-Effort-Velocity (ZEM/ZEV) feedback guidance algorithm has been studied extensively and is still a field of active research. The algorithm, although powerful in terms of accuracy and ease of implementation, has some limitations. Therefore with this paper we present an adaptive guidance algorithm based on classical ZEM/ZEV in which machine learning is used to overcome its limitations and create a closed loop guidance algorithm that is sufficiently lightweight to be implemented on board spacecraft and flexible enough to be able to adapt to the given constraint scenario. The adopted methodology is an actor-critic reinforcement learning algorithm that learns the parameters of the above-mentioned guidance architecture according to the given problem constraints.
Note24 month embargo; published online: 4 March 2020
VersionFinal accepted manuscript