New Programming Approach for Steepest Descent Optimization of Rocket Trajectories

Nair, Vishnu G and Dileep, M V and Prahlad, K R (2012) New Programming Approach for Steepest Descent Optimization of Rocket Trajectories. International Journal of Computer Applications, 48 (19). pp. 21-27. ISSN 0975 – 8887

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Abstract

In this paper a new programming methodology for optimizing rocket trajectories using steepest descent technique is presented. The programming is done in Matlab platform. At first the dynamical equations of rocket is derived and for the proper derivation and analysis of the equations ,Eulers integration method is used. A new programming approach is designed and the equations are optimized using steepest descent technique, assuming certain boundary conditions. The results obtained are verified and it is seen that the optimal trajectory is attained with all objectives satisfied. This project is done at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre(VSSC),a constituent of Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rocket trajectory,Matlab,Optimization,Steepest descent
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Aeronautical and Automobile
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Instrumentation and Control
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 14 May 2016 09:12
Last Modified: 14 May 2016 09:12
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146058

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