# Tagged Questions

Control theory is an interdisciplinary branch of engineering and mathematics that deals with the behavior of dynamical systems with inputs. The external input of a system is called the reference. When one or more output variables of a system need to follow a certain reference over time, a controller ...

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### Level sets of solution to Nonlinear PDE

I work on Stochastic Control theory and BSDE's for my research. In my research, I characterized the set I am interested in as the level set of a function which is a viscosity solution to nonlinear PDE ...
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### Eigenvalues of a matrix written in controllable canonical form

Let the following equation represent a stable (marginally) dynamical system in discrete time domain $$\mathbf{x}_{k+1} = \mathbf{A}\mathbf{x}_k + \mathbf{B}\mathbf{u}_k$$ ...
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### Two definitions of uniformly observable, are they equivalent?

When I do my research, I found that there are two definitions of uniformly observable, I can't help thinking are they equivalent? These two definitions are listed as follows. For a linear stochastic ...
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### No local optima in quantum control?

Given a manifold $M$ and a set of smooth functions of one real variable $\mathcal{A}$ and a 'control system' type first order differential equation: $\frac{d x(t)}{dt} = F(x,u)$ one can consider the ...
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### Why no Forward Dynamic Programming in stochastic case?

Dynamic programming usually works "backward" - start from the end, and arrive at the start. This works both when there is and when there isn't uncertainty in the problem (e.g. some noise in the state)....
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### Stochastic control with stopping times

Given a wealth process that evolves as $$d w_t = r w_t dt + \theta_t ( \sigma dW_t + (\mu-r) dt) - c_t dt.$$ and smooth functions $u,F: [0, +\infty) \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$, how can we optimise the ...
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### Conditions of a Monotonic Process?

$f$ is the output of a discrete time process described by $f(k)=\sum_{i=1}^{k-1}w_{ki}f(i)$ where $f(1)\geq0$ is a known initial condition and $w_{ki}\geq0$ are weights of previous states on the ...
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### Observation model for Kalman Filter

I'm having a problem in finding the Jacobian of an observation model of a camera in a 3D orbital scenario. There is a satellite and a landmark, the positions of which are described respectively with ...
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