Quasi-Optimum Control for Minimum-Time Rendezvous

B. Friedland, V. Cohen

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A quasi-optimum control law for minimum-time, bounded acceleration rendezvous in a plane is obtained. By ignoring the tangential velocity, a simplified problem is obtained for which there is a well-known solution. The tangential velocity is then accounted for, approximately, by use of the quasi-optimum control technique described by Friedland.1 Simulated trajectories show that the quasi-optimum control law gives excellent results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)525-528
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1966
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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