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In this paper, we apply pseudospectral optimal control, a computational algorithm of dynamic optimization, to the problem of helicopter UAV for minimum-time trajectory planning in the presence of obstacles. The problem is formulated as a nonlinear optimal control subject to the dynamics and limitations of helicopter UAVs, in which the obstacles are(More)
An important issue in the design of inertial confinement fusion (ICF) implosion experiments is calculating the proper energy-deposition rate of the alpha particles as they travel through the plasma. In this project, four different models of stopping power (energy deposition), based on different physics approximations, have been examined: the Skupsky model(More)
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