An Efficient Numerical Method for Highly Oscillatory Optimal Control Problems

Master Thesis Defense

Jakob Harzer

Thursday, December 02, 2021, 9:30 - 11:00

online via Zoom

We present a simulation method to efficiently solve highly oscillatory optimal control problems. Instead of exactly simulating all periods of an oscillating trajectory, we only simulate a few of them to gather information about the slow change that occurs over the time horizon. We numerically approximate the slow change using a semi-explicit differential-algebraic equation, that can then be integrated with large integration steps. For the use in optimal control problems, we provide a way to parametrize the controls. Finally, we utilize the method to optimize the trajectory of an airborne wind energy system.
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