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Stability of infinite-horizon optimal control with discounted cost

R Postoyan, L Busoniu, D Nesic, J Daafouz

2014 IEEE 53RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL (CDC) | IEEE | Published : 2014

Abstract

We investigate the stability of general nonlinear discrete-time systems controlled by an optimal sequence of inputs that minimizes an infinite-horizon discounted cost. We first provide conditions under which a global asymptotic stability property is ensured for the corresponding undiscounted problem. We then show that this property is semiglobally and practically preserved in the discounted case, where the adjustable parameter is the discount factor. We then focus on a scenario where the stage cost is bounded and we explain how our framework applies to guarantee stability in this case. Finally, we provide sufficient conditions, including boundedness of the stage cost, under which the value f..

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