Title

On the Bellman equation for control problems with exit times and unbounded cost functionals

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

12-1-1999

Abstract

This work is devoted to the study of Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equations (HJBs) for a large class of unbounded optimal control problems for fully nonlinear systems. The value functions of these problems are characterized as the unique viscosity solutions of the associated HJBs among continuous functions with suitable boundary and growth conditions. As a result, it is shown that the Fuller Problem (FP) value function is the unique radially unbounded viscosity solution of the corresponding HJB among functions which are zero at the origin.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control

First Page

23

Last Page

28

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