Accession Number : AD0675160

Title :   INITIAL-VALUE 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 initial-value problem is stable, in contrast to the numerically unstable boundary-value 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