# A Roadmap for Optimal Control: The Right Way to Commute

@article{Ross2005ARF, title={A Roadmap for Optimal Control: The Right Way to Commute}, author={I. Michael Ross}, journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences}, year={2005}, volume={1065} }

Abstract: Optimal control theory is the foundation for many problems in astrodynamics. Typical examples are trajectory design and optimization, relative motion control of distributed space systems and attitude steering. Many such problems in astrodynamics are solved by an alternative route of mathematical analysis and deep physical insight, in part because of the perception that an optimal control framework generates hard problems. Although this is indeed true of the Bellman and Pontryagin…

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