Optimal switching policies using coarse timesteppers

Antonios Armaou, Ioannis G. Kevrekidis

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We present a computer-assisted approach to approximating coarse optimal switching policies for systems described by microscopic/stochastic evolution rules. The "oarse timestepper" constitutes a bridge between the underlying kinetic Monte Carlo simulation and traditional, continuum numerical optimization techniques formulated in discrete time. The approach is illustrated through a simplified kinetic Monte Carlo simulation of NO reduction on a Pt catalyst: a switch between two coexisting stable steady states is implemented by minimal manipulation of a system parameter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0780379241
StatePublished - 2003
Event42nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control - Maui, HI, United States
Duration: Dec 9 2003Dec 12 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
ISSN (Print)0743-1546
ISSN (Electronic)2576-2370


Other42nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMaui, HI

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Control and Optimization


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