On the Convexification of Optimal Control Problems of Flight Dynamics

  • Leonhard Bittner
Conference paper
Part of the International Series of Numerical Mathematics book series (ISNM, volume 124)


The control structure of the differential equations of a typical flight dynamical control problem is studied and methods for defining a relaxed problem with the aid of a least number of additional control parameters are presented. The usefulness of the relaxed problems for proving the existence of optimal solutions and calculating approximately optimal solutions is explained in detail.


Optimal Control Problem Original Problem Current Point Flight Path Angle Terminal Constraint 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonhard Bittner
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  1. 1.Institut für Mathematik und InformatikErnst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität GreifswaldGermany

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