## 44  Goddard Rocket, Maximum Ascent, Final time free, Singular solution

Example 7.2 (i) from the paper: H. Maurer, "Numerical solution of singular control problems using multiple shooting techniques", Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Vol. 18, No. 2, 1976, pp. 235-257

L.G. van Willigenburg, W.L. de Koning

Copyright (c) 2007-2009 by Tomlab Optimization Inc.

### 44.1  Problem setup

```toms t t_f

% Parameters
aalpha = 0.01227; bbeta = 0.145e-3;

c  = 2060;    g0 = 9.81;
r0 = 6.371e6; r02=r0*r0;
m0 = 214.839; mf = 67.9833;
Fm = 9.525515;
```

### 44.2  Solve the problem, using a successively larger number collocation points

```for n=[20 40 60]
```
```    p = tomPhase('p', t, 0, t_f, n);
setPhase(p);
tomStates h v m
tomControls F

% Initial guess
if n==20
x0 = {t_f==250
icollocate({v == 0; h == 0
m == m0})
collocate(F == Fm)};
else
x0 = {t_f == tfopt
icollocate({v == vopt; h == hopt
m == mopt})
collocate(F == Fopt)};
end

% Box constraints
cbox = {100 <= t_f <= 300
icollocate({0 <= v; 0 <= h
mf <= m <= m0
0 <= F <= Fm})};

% Boundary constraints
cbnd = {initial({v == 0; h == 0; m == m0})
final({v==0; m == mf})};

D = aalpha*v.^2.*exp(-bbeta*h);
g = g0; % or g0*r02./(r0+h).^2;

% ODEs and path constraints
ceq = collocate({dot(h) == v
m*dot(v) == F*c-D-g*m
dot(m) == -F});

% Objective
objective = -1e-4*final(h);
```

### 44.3  Solve the problem

```    options = struct;
options.name = 'Goddard Rocket 1';
options.Prob.SOL.optPar(30) = 30000;
solution = ezsolve(objective, {cbox, cbnd, ceq}, x0, options);

% Optimal v and more to use as starting guess
vopt = subs(v, solution);
hopt = subs(h, solution);
mopt = subs(m, solution);
Fopt = subs(F, solution);
tfopt = subs(t_f, solution);
```
```Problem type appears to be: lpcon
Starting numeric solver
===== * * * =================================================================== * * *
TOMLAB - Tomlab Optimization Inc. Development license  999001. Valid to 2011-02-05
=====================================================================================
Problem: ---  1: Goddard Rocket 1               f_k     -15.580049356479115000
sum(|constr|)      0.000028635866519332
f(x_k) + sum(|constr|)    -15.580020720612596000
f(x_0)      0.000000000000000000

Solver: snopt.  EXIT=0.  INFORM=1.
SNOPT 7.2-5 NLP code
Optimality conditions satisfied

FuncEv    1 ConstrEv  217 ConJacEv  216 Iter   45 MinorIter 1278
CPU time: 0.484375 sec. Elapsed time: 0.500000 sec.
```
```Problem type appears to be: lpcon
Starting numeric solver
===== * * * =================================================================== * * *
TOMLAB - Tomlab Optimization Inc. Development license  999001. Valid to 2011-02-05
=====================================================================================
Problem: ---  1: Goddard Rocket 1               f_k     -15.718139470103905000
sum(|constr|)      0.043635004313635782
f(x_k) + sum(|constr|)    -15.674504465790269000
f(x_0)    -15.580049356479037000

Solver: snopt.  EXIT=0.  INFORM=1.
SNOPT 7.2-5 NLP code
Optimality conditions satisfied

FuncEv    1 ConstrEv  237 ConJacEv  235 Iter   34 MinorIter  919
CPU time: 1.000000 sec. Elapsed time: 1.000000 sec.
```
```Problem type appears to be: lpcon
Starting numeric solver
===== * * * =================================================================== * * *
TOMLAB - Tomlab Optimization Inc. Development license  999001. Valid to 2011-02-05
=====================================================================================
Problem: ---  1: Goddard Rocket 1               f_k     -15.731752553138087000
sum(|constr|)      0.000724004045428859
f(x_k) + sum(|constr|)    -15.731028549092658000
f(x_0)    -15.718139470103878000

Solver: snopt.  EXIT=0.  INFORM=1.
SNOPT 7.2-5 NLP code
Optimality conditions satisfied

FuncEv    1 ConstrEv  271 ConJacEv  270 Iter   51 MinorIter 4625
CPU time: 3.218750 sec. Elapsed time: 3.265000 sec.
```
```end

t = subs(collocate(t),solution);
v = subs(collocate(vopt),solution);
h = subs(collocate(hopt),solution);
m = subs(collocate(mopt),solution);
F = subs(collocate(Fopt),solution);
```

### 44.4  Plot result

```subplot(2,1,1)
plot(t,v/1e3,'*-',t,h/1e5,'*-',t,m/1e2,'*-');
legend('v','h','m');
title('Goddard Rocket state variables');

subplot(2,1,2)
plot(t,F,'+-');
legend('F');
title('Goddard Rocket control');
``` 