Finding Interpolating Curves Using Optimal Control

Host Institution:

University of South Australia

Title of Seminar:

Finding Interpolating Curves Using Optimal Control

Speaker's Name:

Dr. C Yalcin Kaya

Speaker's Institution:

School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of South Australia

Time and Date:

Monday 5 November, 2.30 PM (South Australia time)

Seminar Abstract:

We study the problem of finding an interpolating curve passing through prescribed points in the Euclidean space. The interpolating curve minimizes the pointwise maximum length, i.e., L∞-norm, of its acceleration. We re-formulate the problem as an optimal control problem and employ simple but effective tools of optimal control theory. We characterize solutions associated with singular (of infinite order) and nonsingular controls. We reduce the infinite dimensional interpolation problem to an ensuing finite dimensional one and derive closed form expressions for interpolating curves. Consequently we devise numerical techniques for finding interpolating curves and illustrate these techniques on examples.

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