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A generalized structured doubling algorithm for the numerical solution of linear quadratic optimal control problems


Federico Poloni, Inst. f. Mathematik, MA 4-5, TU Berlin, Str. des 17. Juni 136, D-10623 Berlin, Germany.



We propose a generalization of the structured doubling algorithm to compute invariant subspaces of structured matrix pencils that arise in the context of solving linear quadratic optimal control problems. The new algorithm is designed to attain better accuracy when the classical Riccati equation approach for the solution of the optimal control problem is not well suited because the stable and unstable invariant subspaces are not well separated (because of eigenvalues near or on the imaginary axis) or in the case when the Riccati solution does not exist at all. We analyze the convergence of the method and compare the new method with the classical structured doubling algorithm as well as some structured QR methods. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.