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Dr Claudio Bombardelli

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Claudio Bombardelli is a senior researcher in Space Science and Technology at the Technical University of Madrid, with 12 years of research experience in space dynamics, mission analysis, and advanced space technologies. He has so far published 26 papers in peer reviewed ISI-recognized journals and more than 30 papers in conference proceedings. He has been research fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the European Space Agency, and was recently awarded a "Ramón y Cajal" research fellowship from the Spanish ministry of education. He filed a patent on the Ion Beam Shepherd (IBS) space debris and asteroid deflection concept.


Advanced orbit propagation methods and application to space debris collision avoidance
The lecture will give an overview of the several orbit propagation  methods proposed in the literature discussing their main features and  comparing their performance with reference to classical orbit dynamics  problems relevant to asteroid and space debris propagation. A special  emphasis will be placed on the "Dromo" propagation scheme proposed by  the Technical University of Madrid. It will be shown that the method can  be exploited to provide a simple formulation of the dynamics of  collision avoidance in the framework of the two-body problem.


Relevant Publications:
C. Bombardelli, "Optimal Impulsive Collision Avoidance", Advances in the Astronautical Sciences Volume 148. In press.
G. Baù, C. Bombardelli, J. Peláez, "A new set of integrals of motion to propagate the perturbed two-body problem", Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy 116 (1), 53-78.
J. Peláez, M. Hedo, A. Pedro Rodriguez, "A special perturbation method in orbital dynamics", Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy 97 (2), 131-150.

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