February 2015 archive

SIAM Conference on Control & its Applications – Paris, July 8-10 2016

CONFERENCES This conference is sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory, and is co-sponsored by Inria. Read more

Averaging in optimal control with applications to orbital transfer with low thrust

Averaging techniques are often used to analyze the slow dynamics in dynamical systems admitting slow and fast variables, in particular in celestial mechanics (lunar theory). More recently, they were introduced in optimal control to analyze the orbital tranfer of a satellite using  low propulsion and get a complete analytical description of the motion in the …

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IMA Thematic Year on Control Theory and its Applications (2015-2016)

IMA Thematic Year on Control Theory and its Applications September 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 Control theory has its roots in the use of feedback as a means to regulate physical processes and mediate the effect of modeling uncertainty and noise. Early on, in the latter part of the 18th century, the flyball centrifugal …

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