Accession Number : AD0706394

Title :   A CLASS OF FIXED-TIME FUEL-OPTIMAL IMPULSIVE CONTROL PROBLEMS AND AN EFFICIENT ALGORITHM FOR THEIR SOLUTION,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR COMPUTER INFORMATION AND CONTROL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Gilbert,Elmer G. ; Harasty,Gerald A.

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The paper considers a class of fixed-time fuel optimal impulsive control problems. The problem is introduced and principal theoretical results are given. The necessary conditions are shown to be similar to those of Lee and Markus. These results are used to describe a computational procedure. A computer implementation and specific numerical results are also given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONTROL SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*ORBITS, *FUEL CONSUMPTION), ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS, RENDEZVOUS TRAJECTORIES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, OPTIMIZATION, ALGORITHMS

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE