Robust optimal switching control for nonlinear systems
Ball, Joseph A.
Chudoung, Jerawan A.
Day, Martin V.
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We formulate a robust optimal control problem for a general nonlinear system with finitely many admissible control settings and with costs assigned to switching of controls. e formulate the problem both in an L-2-gain/dissipative system framework and in a game-theoretic framework. We show that, under appropriate assumptions, a continuous switching-storage function is characterized as a viscosity supersolution of the appropriate system of quasi-variational inequalities (the appropriate generalization of the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman Isaacs equation for this context) and that the minimal such switching-storage function is equal to the continuous switching lower-value function for the game. Finally, we show how a prototypical example with one-dimensional state space can be solved by a direct geometric construction.