Trajectory Optimization under Changing Conditions through Evolutionary Approach and Black-Box Models with Refining

  • Karel MacekEmail author
  • Jiří Rojíček
  • Vladimír Bičík
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 217)


This article provides an algorithm that is dedicated to repeated trajectory optimization with a fixed horizon and addresses processes that are difficult to describe by the established laws of physics. Typically, soft-computing methods are used in such cases, i.e. black-box modeling and evolutionary optimization. Both suffer from high dimensions that make the problems complex or even computationally infeasible. We propose a way how to start from very simple problems and - after the simple problems are covered sufficiently - proceed to more complex ones. We provide also a case study related to the dynamic optimization of the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems.


Empirical function minimization black-box modeling simplification refining dynamic building control 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karel Macek
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Jiří Rojíček
    • 1
  • Vladimír Bičík
    • 1
  1. 1.Honeywell LaboratoriesPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Institute of Information Theory and AutomatizationAcademy of Scienced of the Czech RepublicPragueCzech Republic

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