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A simple easily implemented method is developed for obtaining a suboptimal control law for the optimization problem associated with minimizing a quadratic cost functional for nonlinear systems. The suboptimal control law is derived using a Taylor's series representation for the feedback gain matrix after modeling the nonlinear system by a linear system at each instant of time. The resultant control law is of feedback form and is nonlinear in state. The suboptimal control is obtained without using iterative techniques or any true optimal solutions. A second-order numerical example illustrates the effectiveness of the method and gives a comparison to the results of previous methods.