This paper presents a novel policy iteration approach for finding online adaptive optimal controllers for continuous-time linear systems with completely unknown system dynamics. The proposed approach employs the approximate/adaptive dynamic programming technique to iteratively solve the algebraic Riccati equation using the online information of state and input, without requiring the a priori knowledge of the system matrices. In addition, all iterations can be conducted by using repeatedly the same state and input information on some fixed time intervals. A practical online algorithm is developed in this paper, and is applied to the controller design for a turbocharged diesel engine with exhaust gas recirculation. Finally, several aspects of future work are discussed.
- Adaptive optimal control
- Linear-quadratic regulator (LQR)
- Policy iterations
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering