N. Sakamoto, D. Pighin, E. Zuazua The turnpike property in nonlinear optimal control – A geometric approach. IEEE – Control Systems Letters (L-CSS)
Abstract: This paper presents, using dynamical system theory, a framework for investigating the turnpike property in nonlinear optimal control. First, it is shown that a turnpike-like property appears in general dynamical systems with hyperbolic equilibrium and then, apply it to optimal control problems to obtain sufficient conditions for the turnpike occurs. The approach taken is geometric and gives insights for the behaviors of controlled trajectories, allowing us to find simpler proofs for existing results on the turnpike properties.