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On optimal control problems with impulsive commutative dynamics

Abstract : We consider control systems governed by nonlinear O.D.E.'s that are affine in the time-derivative du/dt of the control u. The latter is allowed to be an integrable, possibly of unbounded variation function, which gives the system an impulsive character. As is well-known, the corresponding Cauchy problem cannot be interpreted in terms of Schwartz distributions, even in the commutative case. A robust notion of solution already proposed in the literature is here adopted and slightly generalized to the case where an ordinary, bounded, control is present in the dynamics as well. For a problem in the Mayer form we then investigate the question whether this notion of solution provides a "proper extension" of the standard problem with absolutely continuous controls u. Furthermore, we show that this impulsive problem is a variational limit of problems corresponding to controls u with bounded variation.
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Maria Soledad Aronna, Franco Rampazzo. On optimal control problems with impulsive commutative dynamics. IEEE 52nd Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2013, Florence, Italy. pp.1822 - 1827, ⟨10.1109/CDC.2013.6760147⟩. ⟨hal-01067473⟩



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