A new journal article by Mirko Trisolini and Camilla Colombo of the COMPASS team in the Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics applies a continuum-based methodology to the propagation of uncertainties in planetary re-entries.
The main highlights of the work are:
- Direct propagation of the uncertainty density using the continuity equation coupled with the entry dynamics.
- Reconstruction of the marginal probabilities using a simplex-based interpolation methodology.
- Comparison of the results with standard Monte Carlo uncertainty propagation methodology.
This paper is published under an open access license. If you are interested, check it out at http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/1.G005228