Non-Linear Programming (NLP) Solver for Space Trajectory Optimization

Research grant GSTP-4 G603-45EC funded by ESA.

December 2007 - April 2010

Doctoral Members: Renata Silva and Luís Nunes Vicente (PI)

The main purpose of this research grant is the development of an European solver for large-scale nonlinear programming problems in particular those arising from spacial trajectory optimization problems. The solver must be robust and efficient and handle very large instances.

Astos Solutions is the prime contractor for this activity. Sub-contractors are Skysoft, the University Bremen, the University of Birmingham, and the University of Coimbra (FCTUC).