Accession Number:

ADA070311

Title:

Gradient Optimization Algorithms for Systems with Terminal Constraints,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH LABS MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The application of optimization techniques to the derivation of predictive information for flight displays is being investigated in connection with operational situations involving large disturbances and manoeuvres. This note surveys current gradient methods for computing extremal solutions of optimal control problems for systems having boundary conditions but without state or control constraints. It is concluded that a two stage procedure is required, with the first stage using a first order gradient, while the second stage would use a higher order variable metric method. Proposals are advanced for further research on optimization algorithms. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE