Constrained Optimal Tracking Control of Unknown Systems: A Multi-Step Linear Programming Approach
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We study the problem of optimal state-feedback tracking control for unknown discrete-time deterministic systems with input constraints. To handle input constraints, state-of-art methods utilize a certain nonquadratic stage cost function, which is sometimes limiting real systems. Furthermore, it is well known that Policy Iteration (PI) and Value Iteration (VI), two widely used algorithms in data-driven control, offer complementary strengths and weaknesses. In this work, a two-step transformation is employed, which converts the constrained-input optimal tracking problem to an unconstrained augmented optimal regulation problem, and allows the consideration of general stage cost functions. Then, a novel multi-step VI algorithm based on Q-learning and linear programming is derived. The proposed algorithm improves the convergence speed of VI, avoids the requirement for an initial stabilizing control policy of PI, and computes a constrained optimal feedback controller without the knowledge of a system model and stage cost function. Simulation studies demonstrate the reliability and performance of the proposed approach. Show more
Book title2020 59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)
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Organisational unit03751 - Lygeros, John / Lygeros, John
787845 - Optimal control at large (EC)
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