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... He was an outstanding scientist, educator, and academic mentor who influenced the next generation of aerospace engineers and scientists. His legacy and his pioneering contributions to the scientific community in both the development and application of methods for the optimization of aerospace vehicle trajectories and aerodynamic shapes will endure forever.
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... His work included optimal thrust programs for rocket-powered aircraft, such as takeoff and landing of an aircraft in wind shear, optimal cruise of turbojet-powered aircraft and of a hypervelocity glider, and an optimal burning program. While at Purdue he published "General Variational Theory of the Flight Paths of Rocket-Powered Aircraft, Missiles and Satellite Carriers" (Astronautica Acta 4(4)
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... From 1967 to 1983 he concentrated on numerical methods for solving optimal control problems, developing several well-known families of algorithms, including the sequential gradient-restoration algorithm. From 1983 to 1993 his focus was on the engineering applications of numerical optimization, and he studied wave identification, aero-assisted orbital plane change, flight in wind shear, and wind identification and detection.
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... Miele spent most of his adult life in the United States and became a citizen in July 1985. But he visited Italy at every opportunity and kept his connections with Italian researchers.

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