Why (some) abnormal problems are “normal”

Grass, D., Feichtinger, G., Kort, P.M., & Seidl, A. (2021). Why (some) abnormal problems are “normal”. Systems & Control Letters 154 e104971. 10.1016/j.sysconle.2021.104971.

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Abstract

In abnormal optimal control problems it is necessary to basically ignore the objective for certain state values in order to be able to determine the optimal control. In the past, abnormal problems were considered to be degenerated problems that did not fit to any real application. In the present paper we discuss reasons for the occurrence of abnormality. We show that abnormality can be an integral part of a meaningful problem rather than to be a sign for degeneracy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Optimal control; Infinite time horizon; Abnormal problems
Research Programs: Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA)
Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) > Exploratory Modeling of Human-natural Systems (EM)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2021 06:59
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2021 06:59
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/17236

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