
Accession Number : AD0732242
Title : Gradient Methods in Optimal Control Theory,
Corporate Author : RICE UNIV HOUSTON TEX AEROASTRONAUTICS GROUP
Personal Author(s) : Miele,Angelo
Report Date : OCT 1971
Pagination or Media Count : 42
Abstract : In the paper, recent work performed at Rice University on gradient methods in optimal control theory is presented from a unified point of view. The problem considered is that of minimizing a functional with respect to the state x(theta) and the control u(theta) which satisfy a vector differential constraint, a vector initial condition, and a vector final condition. The algorithms presented are two: the sequential gradientrestoration algorithm and the combined gradientrestoration algorithm. (Author)
Descriptors : (*ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, INTEGRALS, INTEGRATION, FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS, ALGORITHMS
Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE