Univariate Theory of Functional Connections Applied to Component Constraints Academic Article uri icon


  • This work presents a methodology to derive analytical functionals, with embedded linear constraints among the components of a vector (e.g., coordinates) that is a function a single variable (e.g., time). This work prepares the background necessary for the indirect solution of optimal control problems via the application of the Pontryagin Maximum Principle. The methodology presented is part of the univariate Theory of Functional Connections that has been developed to solve constrained optimization problems. To increase the clarity and practical aspects of the proposed method, the work is mostly presented via examples of applications rather than via rigorous mathematical definitions and proofs.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Mortari, D., & Furfaro, R.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Mortari, Daniele||Furfaro, Roberto

publication date

  • January 2021