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Second Workshop  on Computational

Issues in Nonlinear  Control

 

Supported  by AFOSR and NSF

 

 

Location:  Monterey, CA Dates:  November  7–8, 2011

Organizers:

  • W.  Kang,Naval  Postgraduate School
  • A.J.  Krener,  Naval  Postgraduate School
  • W.M.McEneaney,  UC  San Diego

 

Day  One

 

Session 1: Single-Track Grab-Bag

 

Time

Speaker

Title

8:30

Fariba Fahroo

Overview

9:00

Maurizio Falcone

Recent results on the approximation of optimal control problems and games

9:30

Stephane Gaubert

Tropical methods in dynamic programming

10:00

Coffee

 

10:30

Steve Paris

 
 

Trajectory Optimization Using Implicit  Integration of 2nd Order

Dynamical Systems and Non-linear Programin

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11:00

I. Michael Ross

On Commutative Operations in Optimal Control

11:30

Michael Demetriou

Estimationof the concentration fieldgenerated by a movinggaseous source

12:00

Break for Lunch

 

 

Session 2: Trajectory Optimization and Hamilton-Jacobi  Equations

 

 

Time

Speaker

Title

1:30

Qi Gong

Some Hidden Propertiesin Pseudospectral Computational Optimal Control

2:00

John Hauser

Trajectory Optimization withBarrier Functionals

2:30

Morgan Baldwin

Optimal Deorbit Guidance

3:00

Coffee

 

3:30

Mark Karpenko

Flight Demonstration of Pseudospectral Optimal Control for

Shortest-Time Maneuvering

4:00

Johannes Royset

 

Optimal Continuous Timeand Space Search for Moving Targets

Using Consistent Approximations

 

4:30

Jerome Darbon

TBD

5:00

Break for Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

Session 3: Max-Plus  Methods and Hamilton-Jacobi  Equations

 

 

Time

Speaker

Title

1:30

Ben Fitzpatrick

Nonlinear Tracking and Max-Plus Control

2:00

Srinivas Sridharan

 

Idempotent analysis and reduced dimensionality methods in quantum control

and risk-sensitive deception games

 

2:30

Qu Zheng

Curse of dimensionality reduction in max-plus based approximation methods:

theoretical estimates and improved pruning algorithms

3:00

Coffee

 

3:30

Olivier Bokanowski

 

Hamilton-Jacobi approach for solvingstate-constrained control problems

lacking controllability  assumptions, and applications

 

4:00

Draguna Vrable

 

Approximate DynamicProgramming algorithm to solve online the

Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation

 

4:30

Yongtao Zhang

Fast sweeping methods basedon WENO and DG local solvers

5:00

Break for Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop Dinner  Session: Larger Issues

 

Time

Speaker

Title

6:30

Arthur  Krener

An Overviewof the Field

6:50

Andrzej Banaszuk

TVD

7:10

Open Discussion

Future Directions and Difficulties


Day  Two

 

 

Session 4: Single-Track Grab-Bag

 

 

Time

Speaker

Title

8:30

William  McEneaney

Idempotent Algebra Based Methods and Solution Complexity

9:00

Chi-Wang Shu

Survey on Numerical Solutions of Hamilton-Jacobi Equations

9:30

Kirsten Morris

Optimal actuator location

10:00

Coffee

 

10:30

Wei Kang

The Consistency of Partial Observability for PDEs

11:00

David Mayne

The Role of Model Predictive Control

11:30

James Rawlings

Optimizing Economic Performance using Model Predictive Control

12:00

Break for Lunch

 

 

 

 

Session 5: Hamilton-Jacobi  Equations

 

 

Time

Speaker

Title

1:30

Francis Giraldo

 

Issues in Simulating Multi-scale phenomena: a scientific computing

and numerical methods perspective

 

2:00

Fengyan Li

Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Hamilton-Jacobi Equations

2:30

Cesar Aguilar

 High-order numerical solutions to the dynamic programming equations of optimal control

3:00

Coffee

 

3:30

Alexander Vladimirsky

AlgorithmicChallenges in Solving Hamilton-Jacobi Equations

4:00

Carmeliza Navasca

Numerical method for hybrid optimalcontrol

4:30

Thomas Hunt

 

A higher order patchy method for solving the infinite horizon

Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation

 

5:00

Break for Dinner

 

 

 

 

Session 6: Distributed  Parameter  Systems

 

 

Time

Speaker

Title

1:30

Michael Hintermueller

 

Optimal control of ellipticvariational inequalities:

stationarit-y/-ies and numerical realization

 

2:00

Kazufumi Ito

Nonsmooth method for Optimal Control Problems

2:30

Peter Dower

 

A max-plus approach to solving a class of infinitedimensional Riccati

equation

s

3:00

Coffee

 

3:30

Chunming Wang

Strategic Sampling Approach for Implementationof Extended KalmanFilter

4:00

Ralph Smith

Real-Time Optimal Control Designs for Hysteretic Smart MaterialSystems

4:30

Gary Rosen

 

On the Computation and Analysis of the Adjoint in Distributed Parameter

Optimization

 

5:00

Break for Dinner

 

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