## VDOL/dynamicSoaringProblem_1

dynamicSoaringProblem optimal control problem (matrix 1 of 8)
Name dynamicSoaringProblem_1 VDOL 2665 647 647 5,367 5,367 Optimal Control Problem Yes 2015 B. Senses, A. Rao T. Davis
Structural Rank 647 true 1 1 0 100% 100% no no real
Download ```Optimal control problem, Vehicle Dynamics & Optimization Lab, UF Anil Rao and Begum Senses, University of Florida http://vdol.mae.ufl.edu This matrix arises from an optimal control problem described below. Each optimal control problem gives rise to a sequence of matrices of different sizes when they are being solved inside GPOPS, an optimal control solver created by Anil Rao, Begum Senses, and others at in VDOL lab at the University of Florida. This is one of the matrices in one of these problems. The matrix is symmetric indefinite. Rao, Senses, and Davis have created a graph coarsening strategy that matches pairs of nodes. The mapping is given for this matrix, where map(i)=k means that node i in the original graph is mapped to node k in the smaller graph. map(i)=map(j)=k means that both nodes i and j are mapped to the same node k, and thus nodes i and j have been merged. This matrix consists of a set of nodes (rows/columns) and the names of these rows/cols are given Anil Rao, Begum Sense, and Tim Davis, 2015. VDOL/dynamicSoaring Dynamic soaring optimal control problem is taken from Ref.~\cite{zhao2004optimal} where the dynamics of a glider is derived using a point mass model under the assumption of a flat Earth and stationary winds. The goal of the dynamic soaring problem is to determine the state and the control that minimize the average wind gradient slope that can sustain a powerless dynamic soaring flight. The state of the system is defined by the air speed, heading angle, air-realtive flight path angle, altitude, and the position of the glider and the control of the system is the lift coefficient. The specified accuracy tolerance of \$10^{-7}\$ were satisfied after eight mesh iterations. As the mesh refinement proceeds, the size of the KKT matrices increases from 647 to 3543. @article{zhao2004optimal, title={Optimal Patterns of Glider Dynamic Soaring}, author={Zhao, Yiyuan J}, journal={Optimal Control applications and methods}, volume={25}, number={2}, pages={67--89}, year={2004}, publisher={Wiley Online Library} }```