A Robust Controller for Scalar, Autonomous Optimal Control Problems

S. H. Lam

abstract

Is it possible to exert control on a physical system without detailed knowledge of its open-loop dynamics? Recently, this author showed that a special dynamic control law can accomplish this feat for a certain class of nonlinear systems, provided accurate and reliable data of the output variables, including their time derivatives, are made available to the controller. This paper generalizes this theoretical idea to a class of scalar autonomous optimal control problems.

To be presented at the 1999 ACC at San Diego, June 2-4, 1999. Updated 2/21/99.



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