Accession Number:

AD0604858

Title:

THE APPLICATION OF DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING TO SATELLITE INTERCEPT AND RENDEZVOUS PROBLEMS,

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RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1964-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

108.0

Abstract:

This Memorandum discusses the application of dynamic programming to a terminal guidance process for satellite intercept and rendezvous problems. The mathematical equations describing the guidance process are derived and simplified by linearizing assumptions in order to reduce the complexity of the computation process. Some typical numerical data are then used to evaluate the effect of these linearizing assumptions on system performance. It is concluded that these linearizing assumptions result in satisfactory system performance within practical tolerances as far as the optimal control system is concerned. However, the linearizing assumptions appear to have an adverse effect on the performance of the filter used to process observational data. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE