Study results from Iowa State University broaden understanding of control engineering

Current study results on Control Engineering have been published.

News originating from Ames, Iowa, by VerticalNews correspondents, says the research paper, “presents a methodology, motivated by aerospace applications, to use second-order cone programming to solve non convex optimal control problems. The non convexity arises from the presence of concave state inequality constraints and nonlinear terminal equality constraints.”

The paper concluded, “Applications in highly constrained spacecraft rendezvous and proximity operations, finite-thrust orbital transfers, and optimal launch ascent are provided to demonstrate the effectiveness of the methodology.”