We present an accelerated algorithm for the solution of static Hamilton-Jacobi- Bellman equations related to optimal control problems. Our scheme is based on a classic policy iteration procedure, which is known to have super-linear convergence in many relevant cases provided the initial guess is sufficiently close to the solution. This limitation often degenerates into a behavior similar to a value iteration method, with an increased computation time. The new scheme circumvents this problem by combining the advantages of both algorithms with an efficient coupling. The method starts with a coarse-mesh value iteration phase and then switches to a fine-mesh policy iteration procedure when a certain error threshold is reached. A delicate point is to determine this threshold in order to avoid cumbersome computations with the value iteration and at the same time, to ensure the convergence of the policy iteration method to the optimal solution. We analyze the methods and efficient coupling in a number of examples in different dimensions, illustrating their properties.
An efficient policy iteration algorithm for dynamic programming equations / Alla, A.; Falcone, Maurizio; Kalise, D.. - In: SIAM JOURNAL ON SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING. - ISSN 1064-8275. - STAMPA. - 37:1(2015), pp. 181-200.
|Titolo:||An efficient policy iteration algorithm for dynamic programming equations|
FALCONE, Maurizio (Corresponding author)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Citazione:||An efficient policy iteration algorithm for dynamic programming equations / Alla, A.; Falcone, Maurizio; Kalise, D.. - In: SIAM JOURNAL ON SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING. - ISSN 1064-8275. - STAMPA. - 37:1(2015), pp. 181-200.|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|