Team-optimal closed-loop Stackelberg strategies in hierarchical control problems


Başar, Tamer and Olsder, Geert Jan (1980) Team-optimal closed-loop Stackelberg strategies in hierarchical control problems. Automatica, 16 (4). pp. 409-414. ISSN 0005-1098

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Abstract:This paper is concerned with the derivation of closed-loop Stackelberg (CLS) solutions of a class of continuous-time two-player nonzero-sum differential games characterized by linear state dynamics and quadratic cost functionals. Explicit conditions are obtained for both the finite and infinite horizon problems under which the CLS solution is a representation of the optimal feedback solution of a related team problem which is defined as the joint minimization of the leader's cost function. First, a specific class of representations is considered which depend linearly on the current and initial values of the state, and then the results are extended to encompass a more general class of linear strategies that also incorporate the whole past trajectory. The conditions obtained all involve solutions of linear matrix equations and are amenable to computational analysis for explicit determination of CLS strategies.
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