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A nonlinear optimal control minimization technique

Author: Russell D. Rupp
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 178 (1973), 357-381
MSC: Primary 49D99
MathSciNet review: 0322645
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Abstract: Hestenes’ method of multipliers is applied to a nonlinear optimal control problem. This requires that a differentially constrained problem be embedded in a family of unconstrained problems so as to preserve standard sufficiency criteria. Given an initial estimate of the Lagrange multipliers, a convergent sequence of arcs is generated. They are minimizing with respect to members of the above family, and their limit is the solution to the differentially constrained problem.

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Keywords: Calculus of variations, optimal control theory, method of multipliers, algorithm
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