Accession Number:

AD0785405

Title:

Time-Optimal Control Synthesis for Non-Linear Systems: A Flight Dynamic Example,

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Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES DEPT OF SYSTEM SCIENCES

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Report Date:

1974-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The determination of optimal closed-loop control or on line control laws is often referred to in the mathematics literature as the synthesis problem. Except for the well-known case of linear dynamics, quadratic criteria, this problem is still largely unsolved. This paper presents a local approximation technique for time-optimal control synthesis of a class of non-linear systems specifically, point-to-point aerodynamic flight in a resisting medium. Preliminary computational results are presented, indicating that the approximation technique is feasible. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE