Accession Number : AD0732242

Title :   Gradient Methods in Optimal Control Theory,

Corporate Author : RICE UNIV HOUSTON TEX AERO-ASTRONAUTICS 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 gradient-restoration algorithm and the combined gradient-restoration 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