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Optimal control of a 3D flight of a Hang-Glider through a thermal

: Chudej, Kurt; Klingler, Anna-Lena

Ecker, Horst (Ed.) ; Vienna University of Technology:
ENOC 2014, 8th European Nonlinear Dynamics Conference. Proceedings. CD-ROM : July 6-11, 2014, Vienna, Austria
Vienna: Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Mechanics and Mechatronics, 2014
ISBN: 978-3-200-03433-4
6 pp.
European Nonlinear Dynamics Conference (ENOC) <8, 2014, Vienna>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer ISI ()

The maximum range flight of a hang-glider through a given thermal updraft is modelled as an optimal control problem.
Several numerical results showing slightly different spiralling trajectories are presented.