
Accession Number : AD0675160
Title : INITIALVALUE METHODS IN OPTIMAL CONTROL THEORY,
Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
Personal Author(s) : Kalaba,R. ; Sridhar,R.
Report Date : SEP 1968
Pagination or Media Count : 20
Abstract : A new approach to constrained variational problems is presented in which the variational problem is converted directly into a Cauchy problem, with no use made of Euler equations or dynamic programming techniques. Frequently the initialvalue problem is stable, in contrast to the numerically unstable boundaryvalue problem for the Euler equations. Results are applicable in guidance and control studies and in those branches of mathematical physics described by variational principles. (Author)
Descriptors : (*CONTROL SYSTEMS, *CAUCHY PROBLEM), (*BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS), OPTIMIZATION, CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS
Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE