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Optimal Control of Aerospace Systems with Control-State Constraints and Delays

Abstract : In this work, we address the real-time optimal guidance of launch vehicles with the objective of designing an autonomous algorithm for the prediction of optimal control strategies, based on indirect methods, able to adapt itself to unpredicted changes of the original scenario. To this aim, we first provide an accurate geometric analysis in the presence of mixed control-state constraints to recover a well-posed framework and correctly apply indirect methods. A practical numerical integration of the problem is proposed by efficiently combining indirect methods with homotopy procedures, increasing robustness and computational speed. Moreover, we improve dynamical models by considering delays. More specifically, we introduce a rigorous and well-posed homotopy framework to recover solutions for optimal control problems with delays via indirect methods. All our contributions made possible the development of a fully automatic, independent and self-regulating software, today property of ONERA-The French Aerospace Lab, for general realistic endo-atmospheric launch vehicle applications focused on optimal missile interception scenarios.
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Riccardo Bonalli. Optimal Control of Aerospace Systems with Control-State Constraints and Delays. Optimization and Control [math.OC]. Sorbonne Université, UPMC University of Paris 6, Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions; ONERA -- The French Aerospace Lab, Département TIS, Unité NGPA; Inria Paris, Equipe CAGE, 2018. English. ⟨tel-01848542v3⟩



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