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Optimal stopping and hard terminal constraints applied to a missile guidance problem

JJ Ford, PM Dower

2004 5th Asian Control Conference | Published : 2004


This paper describes two new types of deterministic optimal stopping control problems: optimal stopping control with hard terminal constraints only and optimal stopping control with both minimum control effort and hard terminal constraints. Both problems are initially formulated in continuous-time (a discrete-time formulation is given towards the end of the paper) and solutions given via dynamic programming. A numeric solution to the continuous-time dynamic programming equations is then briefly discussed. The optimal stopping with terminal constraints problem in continuous-time is a natural description of a particular type of missile guidance problem. This missile guidance application is int..

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