    September  2013, 3(3): 245-267. doi: 10.3934/mcrf.2013.3.245

## Estimates on trajectories in a closed set with corners for $(t,x)$ dependent data

 1 Laboratoire de Mathematiques, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, 6 Avenue Victor Le Gorgeu, 29200 Brest, France 2 Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, SW7 2BT

Received  November 2012 Revised  February 2013 Published  September 2013

Estimates on the distance of a given process from the set of processes that satisfy a specified state constraint in terms of the state constraint violation are important analytical tools in state constrained optimal control theory; they have been employed to ensure the validity of the Maximum Principle in normal form, to establish regularity properties of the value function, to justify interpreting the value function as a unique solution of the Hamilton-Jacobi equation, and for other purposes. A range of estimates are required, which differ according the metrics used to measure the `distance' and the modulus $\theta(h)$ of state constraint violation $h$ in terms of which the estimates are expressed. Recent research has shown that simple linear estimates are valid when the state constraint set $A$ has smooth boundary, but do not generalize to a setting in which the boundary of $A$ has corners. Indeed, for a velocity set $F$ which does not depend on $(t,x)$ and for state constraints taking the form of the intersection of two closed spaces (the simplest case of a boundary with corners), the best distance estimates we can hope for, involving the $W^{1,1,}$ metric on state trajectories, is a super-linear estimate expressed in terms of the $h|\log(h)|$ modulus. But, distance estimates involving the $h|\log (h)|$ modulus are not in general valid when the velocity set $F(.,x)$ is required merely to be continuous, while not even distance estimates involving the weaker, Hölder modulus $h^{\alpha}$ (with $\alpha$ arbitrarily small) are in general valid, when $F(.,x)$ is allowed to be discontinuous. This paper concerns the validity of distance estimates when the velocity set $F(t,x)$ is $(t,x)$-dependent and satisfy standard hypotheses on the velocity set (linear growth, Lipschitz $x$-dependence and an inward pointing condition). Hypotheses are identified for the validity of distance estimates, involving both the $h|\log(h)|$ and linear moduli, within the framework of control systems described by a controlled differential equation and state constraint sets having a functional inequality representation.
Citation: Piernicola Bettiol, Richard Vinter. Estimates on trajectories in a closed set with corners for $(t,x)$ dependent data. Mathematical Control & Related Fields, 2013, 3 (3) : 245-267. doi: 10.3934/mcrf.2013.3.245
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