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Van Kampen, E. (author)
Optimization is an important element in aerospace related research. It is encountered for example in trajectory optimization problems, such as: satellite formation flying, spacecraft re-entry optimization and airport approach and departure optimization; in control optimization, for example in adaptive control algorithms; and in system...
doctoral thesis 2010
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De Weerdt, E. (author)
The field of global optimization has been an active one for many years. By far the most applied methods are gradient and evolutionary based algorithms. The most appearing drawback of those types of methods is that one cannot guarantee that the global solution is found within finite time. Moreover, if the global solution is found (by chance), the...
doctoral thesis 2010