Conference Proceedings

Hamiltonian based a posteriori error estimation for Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation

Peter Dower, Lars GRUENE

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Business School | Published : 2018


In this extended abstract we present a method for the a posteriori error estimation of the numerical solution to Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman PDEs related to infinite horizon optimal control problems. The method uses the residual of the Hamiltonian, i.e., it checks how good the computed numerical solution satisfies the PDE and computes the difference between the numerical and the exact solution from this mismatch. We present results both for discounted and for undiscounted problems,which require different mathematical techniques.For discounted problems, an inherent contraction property can be used while for undiscounted problems an asymptotic stability property of the optimally controlled system is..

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