Accession Number : AD0762253

Title :   A Numerical Technique for Optimal Control Problems with Initial Condition.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLO DEPT OF AERONAUTICS

Personal Author(s) : Hines,Jerry D.

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The gradient technique is applicable to optimal control problems with initial conditions. The final value of the independent variable may be fixed or unknown. The method is based on an iterative procedure for determining the Lagrange multipliers associated with the terminal constraints. The method has the advantage of a rapid convergence rate as the solution is approached and allows for second or higher order corrections to the control variable history. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, ALGORITHMS, OPTIMIZATION

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE