Accession Number:

AD0699565

Title:

DIRECT METHODS OF PARAMETER OPTIMIZATION FOR DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF

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Report Date:

1969-07-15

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

A mathematical basis is established to facilitate solution of problems in the general area of parameter optimization for physical systems that are described by ordinary differential equations. Also included is a survey of direct methods of solution of parameter optimization problems. Steepest descent, conjugate gradient, and Davidon algorithms are specifically considered and a penalty function approach to the imposition of constraints both equality and inequality is taken. A problem of particular interest that is specifically treated involves those systems for which the optimum parameters can be defined without knowledge of the solution of the differential equations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE