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Table 1 Pros and cons for direct and indirect methods

From: Geometric optimal control and applications to aerospace

  Direct methods Indirect methods
A priori knowledge of the solution structure Not required Required
Sensible to the initial condition Not sensible Very sensible
Handle the state constraints Easy Difficult
Convergence speed and accuracy Relatively slow and inaccurate Fast and accurate
Computational aspect Memory demanding Parallelizable