Computational Nonlinear Stochastic Control Based on the Fokker-Planck-Kolmogorov Equation Conference Paper uri icon


  • The optimal control of nonlinear stochastic systems is considered in this paper. The central role played by the Fokker-Planck-Kolmogorov equation in the stochastic control problem is shown under the assumption of asymptotic stability. A computational approach for the problem is devised based on policy iteration/successive approximations, and a finite dimensional approximation of the control parametrized diffusion operator, i.e., the controlled Fokker-Planck operator. Several numerical examples are provided to show the efficacy of the proposed computational methodology. 2008 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.

name of conference

  • AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit

published proceedings

  • AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit

author list (cited authors)

  • Kumar, M., Chakravorty, S., & Junkins, J.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Kumar, Mrinal||Chakravorty, Suman||Junkins, John

publication date

  • August 2008