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Performance Driven Reachability Analysis for Optimal Scheduling and Control of Hybrid Systems

In this paper we tackle the optimal control problem for piecewise linear and hybrid systems by using a computational approach based on performance-driven reachability analysis.The idea consists of coupling a reach-set exploration algorithm,essentially based on repetitive use of linear programming,to a quadratic programming solver which selectively drives the exploration.In particular,an upper bound on the optimal cost is continually updated during the procedure,and used as a criterion to discern non-optimal evolutions and to prevent their exploration.The result is an efficient strategy of branch-and-bound nature,which is especially attractive for solving long- horizon hybrid optimal control and scheduling problems.
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Ph.D. Seminar
F. Torrisi
Automatic Control Lab Dept. of Electrical Engineering Physikstrasse 3 CH-8092 Zürich
Feb 05, 2001   16:00

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