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Author Betts, J.T.
Sponsorship IEEE Computer Society
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1999
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Optimal control ♦ Vehicle dynamics ♦ Boundary conditions ♦ Differential equations ♦ Velocity control ♦ Application software ♦ Space vehicles ♦ Fuels ♦ Earth ♦ Aerospace industry
Abstract Historically, researchers have solved optimal control problems using the calculus of variations-an approach called the indirect method. This technique led to the solution of a multipoint boundary value problem. Unfortunately, in practice, the indirect method is often insufficient. To eliminate the indirect method's deficiencies, an approach called direct transcription has been developed. For most problems, this method is robust, needs minimal user interaction to define the problem, does not require any additional analytic derivations, and treats path constraints automatically.
Description Author affiliation :: Math. & Eng. Anal., Boeing Co., Seattle, WA, USA
ISSN 15219615
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1999-05-01
Publisher Place U.S.A.
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Volume Number 1
Issue Number 3
Size (in Bytes) 220.53 kB
Page Count 3
Starting Page 73
Ending Page 75


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library