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Accession Number ADA564028
Title Geometric Computational Mechanics and Optimal Control.
Publication Date Dec 2011
Media Count 5p
Personal Author M. Desbrun M. Kobilarov
Abstract The research performed during this AFOSR grant has extended the basic discrete DMOC (Discrete Mechanics and Optimal Control) framework to derive algorithms for general nonholonomic multi-body systems, with applications to a variety of problems including space mission design. A computational framework was developed which can automatically construct integration and optimization schemes by providing a high-level description of the mechanical system in terms of its physical layout, inertial properties, constraints, actuation, and external influences. This last year of the grant was focused on optimization problems with non-holonomic constraints as well as continued applications to space mission design. Besides describing the latest results and publications obtained over the past 12 months, we also describe the next steps that we expect to explore now that the work of this grant is over.
Keywords Algorithms
Dmoc(Discrete mechanics and optimal control)
Mpc(Model predictive control)
Nonholonomic constraints
Space mission design
Spacecraft trajectories
Time domain
Time evolution

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 72E - Operations Research
84D - Spacecraft Trajectories & Flight Mechanics
Corporate Author California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 1 Apr 2008-30 Nov 2010.
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number FA9550-08-1-0173

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