Accession Number : AD0437895


Title :   OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES - A COMPARISON,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO


Personal Author(s) : Schwartz,L


Report Date : Mar 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : A single-axis satellite attitude control system is used as an example for the application of several optimization techniques. The vehicle and actuator dynamics are linear and the performance criterion is quadratic (related to minimumenergy control). The techniques used are the classical calculus of variations, the maximum principle, dynamic programming, and steepest descent. (Author)


Descriptors :   *ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS , *SATELLITE ATTITUDE , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , OPTIMIZATION , MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS , CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS , DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING , FEEDBACK


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