Time Optimal Control for Some Ordinary Differential Equations with Multiple Solutions

  • Ping Lin
  • Shu Luan


This paper studies a time optimal control problem for a class of ordinary differential equations. The control systems may have multiple solutions. Based on the properties fulfilled by the solutions of the concerned equations, we get both the existence and the Pontryagin maximum principle for optimal controls.


Nonlinear ordinary differential equations Multiple solution Time optimal control 

Mathematics Subject Classification

49J15 34A34 



This work was partially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 11471070, 11301472, the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province under Grant 2014A030307011, the Training Program Project for Outstanding Young Teachers of Colleges and Universities in Guangdong Province under Grant Yq2014116 and the Characteristic Innovation Project of Common Colleges and Universities in Guangdong Province under Grant 2014KTSCX158.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mathematics and StatisticsNortheast Normal UniversityChangchunChina
  2. 2.School of Mathematics and Computation ScienceLingnan Normal UniversityZhanjiangChina

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