Weak Dynamic Programming for Generalized State Constraints
AbstractWe provide a dynamic programming principle for stochastic optimal control problems with expectation constraints. A weak formulation, using test functions and a probabilistic relaxation of the constraint, avoids restrictions related to a measurable selection but still implies the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation in the viscosity sense. We treat open state constraints as a special case of expectation constraints and prove a comparison theorem to obtain the equation for closed state constraints.
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Date of creation: May 2011
Date of revision: Oct 2012
Publication status: Published in SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Vol. 50, No. 6, pp. 3344-3373, 2012
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