18-879SC: Special Topics in Systems and Controls: Optimal Control

Units: 12

This course will cover the fundamentals of optimal control theory with application to several areas including robotics and aeronautics. Specific topics include: extrema of functions and functionals with and without constraints, Lagrange multipliers, optimization of continuous and discrete time dynamic systems with and without contraints, interior points, bang-bang control, Pontryagin maximum principle, Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equations, singular optimal control, and adaptive optimal control.

Prerequisites: 18470 and 18-771


Areas:

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Control

Designations:

Breadth
Last modified on 2013-06-05

Current session:

This course is currently being offered.

Past semesters:

F13