Accession Number:

AD0686502

Title:

STEEPEST DESCENT TRAJECTORY OPTIMIZATION WITH INEQUALITY CONSTRAINTS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CALIF

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Report Date:

1962-06-06

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

A theoretical motivation for steepest descent solution of problems of minima and maxima of functions and functionals is presented. A method of solution of a simple variational problem, of the type encountered in trajectory optimization, is outlined. The general optimization problem, including equality and inequality constraints, both instantaneous and terminal, is defined. A general method for handling inequality constraints is developed, and a method of solving the general constrained problem is derived. The method permits the solution of realistically constrained trajectory optimization problems. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Trajectories, Accuracy and Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE