Accession Number : AD0479590


Title :   SOLUTION OF A PROBLEM OF OPTIMAL CONTROL UTILIZING PONTRYAGIN'S MAXIMUM PRINCIPLE


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Almstedt, Theodore A ; Gibson, Douglas B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/479590.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 90


Abstract : The problem of obtaining a control policy which is optimum in some respect for a specified system is one of the more pressing problems of automatic control theory today. The Maximum Principle, as it applies to the 'free right end' problem for a non-linear, one-dimensional system, is utilized in conjunction with the CDC 1604 digital computer to obtain optimal control policies for several different cost functions.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS , CONTROL SYSTEMS , COST EFFECTIVENESS , DIGITAL COMPUTERS , DIGITAL SYSTEMS , FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS , NONLINEAR DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS , NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING , NONLINEAR SYSTEMS , OPTIMIZATION


Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE