International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA)

ISSN: 2074-904X (Print), ISSN: 2074-9058 (Online)

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IJISA Vol.4, No.7, Jun. 2012

Optimal Control of Switched Systems based on Bezier Control Points

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FatemeGhomanjani, Mohammad HadiFarahi

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Switched dynamical system;Bezier control points;Optimal control


This paper presents a new approach for solving optimal control problems for switched systems. We focus on problems in which a pre-specified sequence of active subsystems is given. For such problems, we need to seek both the optimal switching instants and the optimal continuous inputs. A Bezier control points method is applied for solving an optimal control problem which is supervised by a switched dynamic system. Two steps of approximation exist here. First, the time interval is divided into k sub-intervals. Second, the trajectory and control functions are approximatedby Bezier curves in each subinterval. Bezier curves have been considered as piecewise polynomials of degree n, then they will be determined by n+1 control points on any subinterval. The optimal control problem is there by converted into a nonlinear programming problem (NLP), which can be solved by known algorithms. However in this paper the MATLAB optimization routine FMINCON is used for solving resulting NLP.

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FatemeGhomanjani, Mohammad HadiFarahi,"Optimal Control of Switched Systems based on Bezier Control Points", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.4, no.7, pp.16-22, 2012. DOI: 10.5815/ijisa.2012.07.02


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