ME 502 Optimal Control

Introduction to the principles and methods of the optimal control approach.  Topics include performance measures, dynamic programming, calculus of variations, Pontryagin's principle, optimal linear regulators, minimum-time and minimum-fuel problems, steepest descent, and quasi-linearization methods for determining optimal trajectories.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Admission to the MSME program, or permission of Engineering Department chair.

General Education

Offered

  • Fall