Optimal control of nonlinear partially-unknown systems with unsymmetrical input constraints and its applications to the optimal UAV circumnavigation problem

Yangguang Yu (Corresponding author), Xiangke Wang, Zhiyong Sun, Lincheng Shen

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Abstract

Aimed at solving the optimal control problem for nonlinear systems with unsymmetrical input constraints, we present an online adaptive approach for partially unknown control systems/dynamics. The designed algorithm converges online to the optimal control solution without the knowledge of the internal system dynamics. The optimality of the obtained control policy and the stability for the closed-loop dynamic optimality are proved theoretically. The proposed method greatly relaxes the assumption on the form of the internal dynamics and input constraints in previous works. Besides, the control design framework proposed in this paper offers a new approach to solve the optimal circumnavigation problem involving a moving target for a fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The control performance of our method is compared with that of the existing circumnavigation control law in a numerical simulation and the simulation results validate the effectiveness of our algorithm.

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Original languageEnglish
Article number2005.13335
Number of pages16
JournalarXiv
Volume2020
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2020

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