Accession Number : AD0832238

Title :   RESEARCH IN 'OPTIMIZATION THEORY AND AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS.'

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr 65-30 Apr 68,

Corporate Author : GRUMMAN AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING CORP BETHPAGE NY RESEARCH DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Kopp, Richard E.

Report Date : APR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : The report summarizes the research performed in 'Optimization Theory and Aerospace Applications.' There were six basic areas studied: (1) Trajectory Optimization Techniques; (2) Stochastic Optimum Control Problems; (3) Theory of Distributions; (4) Synthesis of Optimum Distributed Networks; (5) Synthesis of Optimum Antenna Structures; and (6) Synthesis of Closed-Loop (Feedback) Optimal Control Systems. All these areas except Area 3 are directly related to the discipline of optimization. Area 3 had begun as a collateral effort and was pursued under agreement with AFOSR as part of the research to be performed under the present contract. Eact area is discussed briefly in this report; detailed analysis will be presented in papers published under this contract. Appendices A and B include a more detailed analysis of the work performed in Areas 5 and 6. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE RESEARCH, OPTIMIZATION), (*OPTIMIZATION, PROBLEM SOLVING), TRAJECTORIES, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, DISTRIBUTION THEORY, CONTROL SYSTEMS, CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS, INTEGRAL TRANSFORMS, MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING, ANTENNA RADIATION PATTERNS, ANTENNA ARRAYS, TRANSMISSION LINES, PROPAGATION, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, LINEAR SYSTEMS, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, FEEDBACK, NETWORKS.

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE