In optimal control theory, infimum gap means a non-zero difference between the infimum values of a given minimum problem and an extended problem obtained by embedding the original family of controls in a larger family. For some embeddings – like standard convex relaxations or impulsive extensions – the normality of an extended minimizer has been shown to be sufficient for the avoidance of infimum gaps. A natural issue is then the search of a general hypothesis under which the criterium “normality implies no gap” holds true. We prove that this criterium is actually valid as soon as is abundant in , without any convexity assumption on the extended dynamics. Abundance, which was introduced by J. Warga in a convex context and was later generalized by B. Kaskosz, strengthens density, the latter being not sufficient for the mentioned criterium to hold true.
|Titolo:||A geometrically based criterion to avoid infimum gaps in optimal control|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|