About Moreau-Yosida regularization of the minimal time crisis problem

Abstract : We study an optimal control problem where the cost functional to be minimized represents the so- called time of crisis, i.e. the time spent by a trajectory solution of a control system outside a given set K. This functional can be expressed using the characteristic function of K that is discontinuous preventing the use of the standard Maximum Principle. We consider a regularization scheme of the problem based on the Moreau-Yosida approximation of the indicator function of K. We prove the convergence of an optimal sequence for the approximated problem to an optimal solution of the original problem. We then investigate the convergence of the adjoint vector given by Pontryagin's Principle when the regularization parameter goes to zero. Finally, we provide an example illustrating the convergence property and we compute explicitly an optimal feedback policy and the value function.
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Térence Bayen, Alain Rapaport. About Moreau-Yosida regularization of the minimal time crisis problem. Journal of Convex Analysis, Heldermann, 2016, 23 (1), pp.263-290. ⟨http://www.heldermann.de/JCA/JCA23/JCA231/jca23010.htm⟩. ⟨hal-01299724⟩



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