Lambert problem in trueanomaly regularized variables
Abstract
Trueanomaly regularization of the twobody problem permits a natural and efficient formulation of the Lambert problem once the time equation has been cast in a universal form. Using a new universal direct relation between time and true anomaly, the Lambert problem can be solved entirely without reference to Lambert's theorem. The iterative solution involves only one transcendental function evaluation per cycle. The parameters which appear naturally in the trueanomaly regularization permit easy interpretation and exploitation of a well known geometric property of the Lambert problem (linear locus of transferorbit Laplace vectors), and also avoid certain spurious singularities found in some other methods.
 Publication:

Astrodynamics 1989
 Pub Date:
 1990
 Bibcode:
 1990asdy.conf....3S
 Keywords:

 Lambert Surface;
 Orbit Calculation;
 Two Body Problem;
 Kepler Laws;
 Satellite Orbits;
 Astrodynamics