AE 504 Catalog Description:
Formulation of parameter and functional optimization
problems for dynamic systems; applications of optimization
principles to the control and performance of
aerospace vehicles, including optimal flight paths,
trajectories, and feedback control.
Prerequisite: AE 352 or equivalent.
Parameter optimization problems (linear and nonlinear programming)
Functional optimization problems (calculus of variations with
extensions to dynamic systems)
Functional optimization problems with control constraints (maximum principle,
Linear dynamic systems with quadratic cost criteria (LQP) (feedback control)
Neighboring optimal paths (second variation)
Second-order necessary conditions and sufficient conditions