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Proceedingsof the 39" IEEE Conferenceon Decisionand Control

Summary: Proceedingsof the 39" IEEE
Conferenceon Decisionand Control
Sydney,Australia December,2000
A Dynamic Programming Approach for Optimal Control of
Switched Systems
Xuping Xu' and Panos J. Antsaklis2
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 USA
Abstract .
In optimal control problems of switched systems, in
general, one needs to find both optimal continuous in-
puts and optimal switching sequences, since the system
dynamics vary before and after every switching instant.
In a previous paper, we proved that an optimal control
problem can be posed as a two stage optimization prob-
lem under some additional assumptions. In general, the
two stage optimization problem is still difficult to solve
analytically. In this paper, we develop a search algo-
rithm to explore the solution of the two stage optimiza-
tion problem and find useful suboptimal solutions. This


Source: Antsaklis, Panos - Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame


Collections: Engineering