Optimal Controller Synthesis of Variable-Time Impulsive Problems using Single Network Adaptive Critics

Xiaohua Wang
S. N. Balakrishnan, Missouri University of Science and Technology

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This paper presents a systematic approach to solve for the optimal control of a variable-time impulsive system. First, optimality condition for a variable-time impulsive system is derived using the calculus of variations method. Next, a single network adaptive critic technique is proposed to numerically solve for the optimal control and the detailed algorithm is presented. Finally, two examples-one linear and one nonlinear-are solved applying the conditions derived and the algorithm proposed. Numerical results demonstrate the power of the neural network based adaptive critic method in solving this class of problems.