MIT OpenCourseWare: New Courses in Aeronautics and AstronauticsNew courses in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT OpenCourseWare, provider of free and open MIT course materials.
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics
2016-08-25T16:18:42+05:00MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.eduen-USContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see http://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm16.842 Fundamentals of Systems Engineering (MIT)General introduction to systems engineering using both the classical V-model and the new Meta approach. Topics include stakeholder analysis, requirements definition, system architecture and concept generation, trade-space exploration and concept selection, design definition and optimization, system integration and interface management, system safety, verification and validation, and commissioning and operations. Discusses the trade-offs between performance, lifecycle cost and system operability. Readings based on systems engineering standards and papers. Students apply the concepts of systems engineering to a cyber-electro-mechanical system, which is subsequently entered into a design competition. Students will prepare a PDR (Preliminary Design Review)-level design intended for the Cansat Competition.This year's class will be taught in the form of a Small-Private-Online-Course (SPOC) and offered simultaneously to students at MIT under number 16.842 and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) as ENG-421.
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-842-fundamentals-of-systems-engineering-fall-2015
Fall2015de Weck, Olivier2016-07-26T13:53:29+05:0016.842en-USsystems engineeringPDR-level designCansat CompetitionV-modelMETA approachstakeholder analysisrequirements definitionsystem architecture and concept generationtrade-space exploration and concept selectiondesign definition and optimizationsystem integration and interface managementsystem safetyMIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see http://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm16.522 Space Propulsion (MIT)This course covers the fundamentals of rocket propulsion and discusses advanced concepts in space propulsion ranging from chemical to electrical engines. Topics include advanced mission analysis, physics and engineering of microthrusters, solid propellant rockets, electrothermal, electrostatic, and electromagnetic schemes for accelerating propellants. Additionally, satellite power systems and their relation to propulsion systems are discussed. The course includes laboratory work emphasizing the design and characterization of electric propulsion engines.
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-522-space-propulsion-spring-2015
Spring2015Martinez-Sanchez, ManuelLozano, Paulo2015-12-22T21:16:05+05:0016.522en-USspace propulsionrocket propulsionspacecraft propulsion requirementspropulsionspace mission analysismonopropellant thrustersarcjetsion engineshall thrusterselectromagnetic plasma accelerationelectrothermal augmentationelectrostatic thrustersmagnetoplasmadynamic thrusterselectrospray propulsionelectrodynamic tethersspace powerMIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see http://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm16.55 Ionized Gases (MIT)This course highlights the properties and behavior of low-temperature plasmas in relation to energy conversion, plasma propulsion, and gas lasers. The course includes material on the equilibrium (energy states, statistical mechanics, and relationship to thermodynamics) and kinetic theory of ionized gases (motion of charged particles, distribution function, collisions, characteristic lengths and times, cross sections, and transport properties). In addition, the course discusses gas surface interactions (thermionic emission, sheaths, and probe theory) and radiation in plasmas and diagnostics.
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-55-ionized-gases-fall-2014
Fall2014Martinez-Sanchez, ManuelLozano, Paulo2015-06-23T14:05:15+05:0016.55en-USIonized gasesplasma physicsmotion of chargesdriftadiabatic invariantscollision theorykinetic theoryH theorementropyMaxwellian distributionBoltzmann equationplasma sheathelectrostatic probeorbital motion limitequilibrium statistical mechanicsradiation transportMIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see http://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm16.06 Principles of Automatic Control (MIT)This course introduces the design of feedback control systems as applied to a variety of air and spacecraft systems. Topics include the properties and advantages of feedback systems, time-domain and frequency-domain performance measures, stability and degree of stability, the Root locus method, Nyquist criterion, frequency-domain design, and state space methods.
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-06-principles-of-automatic-control-fall-2012
Fall2012Hall, Steven2014-03-12T17:34:56+05:0016.06en-USclassical control systemsfeedback control systemsbode plotstime-domain and frequency-domain performance measuresstabilityroot locus methodnyquist criterionfrequency-domain designstate space methodsMIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see http://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm16.63J System Safety (MIT)This class introduces the concepts of system safety and how to analyze and design safer systems. Topics include the causes of accidents in general, and recent major accidents in particular; hazard analysis, safety-driven design techniques; design of human-automation interaction; integrating safety into the system engineering process; and managing and operating safety-critical systems.
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-63j-system-safety-fall-2012
Fall2012Leveson, NancyThomas, John P.2013-11-27T11:08:29+05:0016.63JESD.03Jen-US16.6316.63JESD.03ESD.03Jhazard analysissystem safetyaccident analysisdesign for safetyaccident causality modehindsight biasaccident reportoccupational safetyCAST analysishuman factorssafety control structureoperationssafety managementcritical projectsSTPA hazard analysisSTAMPMIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see http://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm16.660J Introduction to Lean Six Sigma Methods (MIT)This course covers the fundamental principles, practices and tools of Lean Six Sigma methods that underlay modern organizational productivity approaches applied in aerospace, automotive, health care, and other sectors. It includes lectures, active learning exercises, a plant tour, talks by industry practitioners, and videos. One third of the course is devoted to a physical simulation of an aircraft manufacturing enterprise or a clinic to illustrate the power of Lean Six Sigma methods. The course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-660j-introduction-to-lean-six-sigma-methods-january-iap-2012
January IAP2012Murman, EarllMcManus, HughWeigel, AnnalisaMadsen, Bo2013-08-14T16:34:35+05:0016.660JESD.62J16.853en-US16.66016.660JESD.62ESD.62J16.853leansix sigmalean aerospace initiativeenterprise leadersvalue stream mappinghealthcaremedicinesimulationsupply chainlean engineeringvalue stream analysisvariabilitysouthwest airlinesboeingrockwell collinslockheed martinMIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see http://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm16.50 Introduction to Propulsion Systems (MIT)This course presents aerospace propulsive devices as systems, with functional requirements and engineering and environmental limitations along with requirements and limitations that constrain design choices. Both air-breathing and rocket engines are covered, at a level which enables rational integration of the propulsive system into an overall vehicle design. Mission analysis, fundamental performance relations, and exemplary design solutions are presented.
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-50-introduction-to-propulsion-systems-spring-2012
Spring2012Martinez-Sanchez, Manuel2013-02-04T09:59:08+05:0016.50en-USgas turbinespropulsionrocketsrocket enginesair-breathing enginesturbomachinesaeroenginesturbinesaircraft enginesturbofansthrusterscombustion turbineturbojetsturbopropschemical propulsionelectrical propulsionrocket nozzlesMIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see http://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm16.400 Human Factors Engineering (MIT)This course is designed to provide both undergraduate and graduate students with a fundamental understanding of human factors that must be taken into account in the design and engineering of complex aviation and space systems. The primary focus is the derivation of human engineering design criteria from sensory, motor, and cognitive sources to include principles of displays, controls and ergonomics, manual control, the nature of human error, basic experimental design, and human-computer interaction in supervisory control settings. Undergraduate students will demonstrate proficiency through aviation accident case presentations, quizzes, homework assignments, and hands-on projects. Graduate students will complete all the undergraduate assignments; however, they are expected to complete a research-oriented project with a final written report and an oral presentation.
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-400-human-factors-engineering-fall-2011
Fall2011Young, Laurence R.Chandra , Divya C.2013-01-04T16:50:44+05:0016.40016.453en-UShuman factorsattention and workloadmanual controlautomationdecision makingsituational awarenessanthropometryenvironmental ergonomicsspace physiologyresearch methodsspace bioastronauticsfatigueCircadian rhythmsresponse selectioncontrol of movementMIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see http://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm16.430J Sensory-Neural Systems: Spatial Orientation from End Organs to Behavior and Adaptation (MIT)This course introduces sensory systems and multi-sensory fusion using the vestibular and spatial orientation systems as a model. Topics range from end organ dynamics to neural responses, to sensory integration, to behavior, and adaptation, with particular application to balance, posture and locomotion under normal gravity and space conditions. Depending upon the background and interests of the students, advanced term project topics might include motion sickness, astronaut adaptation, artificial gravity, lunar surface locomotion, vestibulo-cardiovascular responses, vestibular neural prostheses, or other topics of interest.
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-430j-sensory-neural-systems-spatial-orientation-from-end-organs-to-behavior-and-adaptation-spring-2012
Spring2012Oman, Charles M.Young, Laurence R.Merfeld, Daniel M.Cullen, Kathleen2012-12-13T15:02:10+05:0016.430JHST.514Jen-US16.430J16.430HST.514JHST.514sensory systemsneural processingsensorimotor processingvestibular systemspatial orientation systemsensory integrationbalanceastronaut adaptationmotion sicknessspatial disorientationMIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see http://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm16.682 Technology in Transportation (MIT)This course provides an introduction to the transportation industry's major technical challenges and considerations. For upper level undergraduates interested in learning about the transportation field in a broad but quantitative manner. Topics include road vehicle engineering, internal combustion engines, batteries and motors, electric and hybrid powertrains, urban and high speed rail transportation, water vessels, aircraft types and aerodynamics, radar, navigation, GPS, GIS. Students will complete a project on a subject of their choosing.
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-682-technology-in-transportation-spring-2011
Spring2011Sarma, Sanjay2012-06-04T11:55:59+05:0016.682en-UStechnologytransportationenergy in transportationinternal combustion enginesroad vehicle engineeringmachine elementshybridselectricity and magnetismshippingfluid dynamicsaircraft types and historyGPSGISradarMIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see http://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm16.459 Bioengineering Journal Article Seminar (MIT)Each term, the class selects a new set of professional journal articles on bioengineering topics of current research interest. Some papers are chosen because of particular content, others are selected because they illustrate important points of methodology. Each week, one student leads the discussion, evaluating the strengths, weaknesses, and importance of each paper. Subject may be repeated for credit a maximum of four terms. Letter grade given in the last term applies to all accumulated units of 16.459.
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-459-bioengineering-journal-article-seminar-fall-2011
Fall2011Oman, Charles M.Young, Laurence R.Natapoff, Alan2012-05-08T16:37:53+05:0016.459en-USbioastronauticshuman factorshuman factors engineeringoperator performanceautomationhuman automation interactionperformance enhancementsafety designspaceflightimpact of spaceflight on humansintracranial pressurevision changeastronaut healthastronaut safetyfatiguesleep restrictionMIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see http://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm16.30 Feedback Control Systems (MIT)This course will teach fundamentals of control design and analysis using state-space methods. This includes both the practical and theoretical aspects of the topic. By the end of the course, you should be able to design controllers using state-space methods and evaluate whether these controllers are robust to some types of modeling errors and nonlinearities. You will learn to: Design controllers using state-space methods and analyze using classical tools. Understand impact of implementation issues (nonlinearity, delay). Indicate the robustness of your control design. Linearize a nonlinear system, and analyze stability.
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-30-feedback-control-systems-fall-2010
Fall2010How, Jonathan P.Frazzoli, Emilio2012-01-05T14:54:23+05:0016.3016.31en-UScontrol designcontrol analysisstate-space methodslinear systemsestimation filtersdynamic output feedbackfull state feedbackstate estimationoutput feedbacknonlinear analysismodel uncertaintyrobustnessMIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see http://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm16.863J System Safety (MIT)The goal of 16.863J is to teach basic principles of system safety, including accident analysis, hazard analysis, design for safety, human factors and safety, controlling safety during operations, and management of safety critical projects and systems. While you will learn what is currently done today, you will also learn new techniques that are proving to be more powerful and effective than the traditional safety engineering approaches.
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-863j-system-safety-spring-2011
Spring2011Leveson, Nancy2012-01-05T00:09:09+05:0016.863JESD.863Jen-US16.86316.863JESD.863ESD.863Jhazard analysissystem safetyaccident analysisdesign for safetyaccident causality modehindsight biasaccident reportoccupational safetyCAST analysishuman factorssafety control structureoperationssafety managementcritical projectsSTPA hazard analysisMIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see http://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm16.410 Principles of Autonomy and Decision Making (MIT)This course surveys a variety of reasoning, optimization and decision making methodologies for creating highly autonomous systems and decision support aids. The focus is on principles, algorithms, and their application, taken from the disciplines of artificial intelligence and operations research. Reasoning paradigms include logic and deduction, heuristic and constraint-based search, model-based reasoning, planning and execution, and machine learning. Optimization paradigms include linear programming, integer programming, and dynamic programming. Decision-making paradigms include decision theoretic planning, and Markov decision processes.
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-410-principles-of-autonomy-and-decision-making-fall-2010
Fall2010Williams, BrianFrazzoli, Emilio2011-12-06T09:18:08+05:0016.41016.413en-USstate space searchconstraintsplanningmodel based reasoningglobal path planningmathematical programminghidden markov modelsdynamic programmingmachine learninggame theoryMIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see http://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm16.07 Dynamics (MIT)
This course covers the fundamentals of Newtonian mechanics, including kinematics, motion relative to accelerated reference frames, work and energy, impulse and momentum, 2D and 3D rigid body dynamics. The course pays special attention to applications in aerospace engineering including introductory topics in orbital mechanics, flight dynamics, inertial navigation and attitude dynamics. By the end of the semester, students should be able to construct idealized (particle and rigid body) dynamical models and predict model response to applied forces using Newtonian mechanics.
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-07-dynamics-fall-2009
Fall2009Widnall, SheilaDeyst, JohnGreitzer, Edward2010-06-29T14:42:14+05:0016.07en-USrigid body dynamicsinertial navigationFundamentals of Newtonian mechanicscoordinate systemsrelative motionimpulse and momentumorbital mechanicscentral force motionMIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see http://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm16.A47 The Engineer of 2020 (MIT)
Numerous recent studies have shown that the U.S. has relatively low percentages of students who enter science and engineering and a high drop-out rate. Some other countries are producing many more scientists and engineers per capita than the U.S. What does this mean for the future of the U.S. and the global economy?
In this readings and discussion-based seminar you will meet weekly with the Dean of Undergraduate Education to explore the kind of education MIT and other institutions are and should be giving. Based on data from National Academy and other reports, along with what pundits have been saying, we'll see if we can decide how much the U.S. may or may not be at risk.
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-a47-the-engineer-of-2020-fall-2009
Fall2009Hastings, Daniel2010-05-05T08:51:09+05:0016.A47en-USengineering educationcurricula developmentadmission trendsstudent expectationsmodern engineersMIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see http://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm16.36 Communication Systems Engineering (MIT)
This course will cover fundamentals of digital communications and networking. We will study the basics of information theory, sampling and quantization, coding, modulation, signal detection and system performance in the presence of noise. The study of data networking will include multiple access, reliable packet transmission, routing and protocols of the internet. The concepts taught in class will be discussed in the context of aerospace communication systems: aircraft communications, satellite communications, and deep space communications.
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-36-communication-systems-engineering-spring-2009
Spring2009Modiano, Eytan2009-12-07T14:11:29+05:0016.36en-USdigital communicationsnetworkinginformation theorysamplingquantizationcodingmodulationsignal detectiondata networkingmultiple accesspacket transmissionroutingaerospace communicationaircraft communicationsatellite communicationdeep space communicationcommunication systems haykincomputer networks tanenbaumcommunication systems engineering proakissampling theorementropysignal detection in noisedelay modelsMIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see http://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm16.982 Bio-Inspired Structures (MIT)
This course is offered for graduate students who are interested in the interdisciplinary study of bio-inspired structures. The intent is to introduce students to newly inspired modern advanced structures and their applications. It aims to link traditional advanced composites to bio-inspired structures and to discuss their generic properties. A link between materials design, strength and structural behavior at different levels (material, element, structural and system levels) is made. For each level, various concepts will be introduced. The importance of structural, dynamic, thermodynamic and kinetic theories related to such processing is highlighted. The pedagogy is based on active learning and a balance of guest lectures and hands-on activities.
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-982-bio-inspired-structures-spring-2009
Spring2009Daniel, Leo2009-10-06T20:15:31+05:0016.982en-USbiomimeticsnanotechnologysmart structuresmorphing structuresmaterial propertiesnanostructuresself-assemblystructural behaviornanoparticlesintegrative designbioactive materialnanomanufacturingsmart materialsbiosensorsmultifunctional materialsbio-inspired structuresMIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see http://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm16.346 Astrodynamics (MIT)This course covers the fundamentals of astrodynamics, focusing on the two-body orbital initial-value and boundary-value problems with applications to space vehicle navigation and guidance for lunar and planetary missions, including both powered flight and midcourse maneuvers. Other topics include celestial mechanics, Kepler's problem, Lambert's problem, orbit determination, multi-body methods, mission planning, and recursive algorithms for space navigation. Selected applications from the Apollo, Space Shuttle, and Mars exploration programs are also discussed.
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-346-astrodynamics-fall-2008
Fall2008Battin, Richard2009-07-13T14:57:24+05:0016.346en-USspace navigationtwo body problemboundary value problemKeplerastrodynamicsorbital transfersatellitehyperbolic orbitsplanetary flybyshypergeometric functionsflight guidancethree body problemClohessy-Wiltshire equationHodograph planeBattin-vaughan formulationatmospheric dragdisturbing functionMIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see http://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm16.323 Principles of Optimal Control (MIT)
This course studies basic optimization and the principles of optimal control. It considers deterministic and stochastic problems for both discrete and continuous systems. The course covers solution methods including numerical search algorithms, model predictive control, dynamic programming, variational calculus, and approaches based on Pontryagin's maximum principle, and it includes many examples and applications of the theory.
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-323-principles-of-optimal-control-spring-2008
Spring2008How, Jonathan P.2009-01-08T21:19:25+05:0016.323en-USnonlinear optimizationdynamic programmingHJB Equationcalculus of variationsconstrained optimal controlsingular arcsstochastic optimal controlLQG robustnessfeedback control systemsmodel predictive controlline search methodsLagrange multipliersdiscrete LQRMIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.eduContent within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see http://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm