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Section: Highlights of the Year

Suboptimal feedback control of PDEs

In [13], J. Garcke (SCAI-Fraunhofer I.) and A. Kröner were able to solve finite time horizon suboptimal feedback control problems for partial differential equations is proposed by solving dynamic programming equations on adaptive sparse grids. The approach is illustrated for the wave equation and an extension to equations of Schrödinger type is discussed. A semi-discrete optimal control problem is introduced and the feedback control is derived from the corresponding value function. A semi-Lagrangian scheme is combined with spatially adaptive sparse grids. An adaptive grid refinement procedure is explored. We present several numerical examples studying the effect the parameters characterizing the sparse grid have on the accuracy of the value function and the optimal trajectory. Problems with dimensions up to eight were solved.