Accession Number:

ADA052935

Title:

On Minimum Energy Control of Commutative Bilinear Systems,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE RI DIV OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Minimum energy control problems are considered for commutative bilinear systems with and without end point constraints. Optimal controls are shown to be constant vectors determined by the boundary conditions when the terminal state belongs to the reachable set. Sufficient conditions for uniqueness of solutions are derived for the minimum energy problem without a terminal constraint. Application to a missile intercept problem is discussed in which the pursuer possesses thrust modulation in addition to thrust vectoring. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Dynamics, Configurations and Control Surfaces

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE