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Solving complex optimal control problems at no cost with PSOPT

Becerra, V. M. (2010) Solving complex optimal control problems at no cost with PSOPT. In: 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Aided Control System Design (CACSD). IEEE, pp. 1391-1396. ISBN 9781424453542

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1109/CACSD.2010.5612676


This paper introduces PSOPT, an open source optimal control solver written in C++. PSOPT uses pseudospectral and local discretizations, sparse nonlinear programming, automatic differentiation, and it incorporates automatic scaling and mesh refinement facilities. The software is able to solve complex optimal control problems including multiple phases, delayed differential equations, nonlinear path constraints, interior point constraints, integral constraints, and free initial and/or final times. The software does not require any non-free platform to run, not even the operating system, as it is able to run under Linux. Additionally, the software generates plots as well as LATEX code so that its results can easily be included in publications. An illustrative example is provided.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
ID Code:17437
Additional Information:The conference was held in Yokohama, Japan, 7-10 September 2010.

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