Should the Control of a Dynamical System Depend on the State?

Hey, all.

I am working with a dynamical system of the form [; begin{align*}dot{x}_i(t) &= u_i(t)\ &= d_isum_{jinmathcal N_i}w_{ij}(x_j-x_i)end{align*} ;], where [; d_i ;] are control parameters, and [; w_{ij} ;] are predetermined weights specified arbitrarily (randomly).

I want to find optimal control of the system, but I have not ever worked with a dynamical system where the control depends on the state itself. In particular, the dynamical system can be written in the form [; dot{bf x} = -DL{bf x} ;], where [; D ;] is an invertible diagonal matrix containing the [; d_i ;]‘s created to stabilize the system by sending [; dot {bf x} ;] to 0, [; L ;] is a matrix containing the weights (Laplacian), and [; {bf x} ;] is the state vector.

How does setting up a performance index differ in this case? In particular, what I want to do is have [; dot{bf x} approx {bf 0};] in a given time [; t_f ;], and the way I can check this is with determining if [; |dot{bf x}|_2^2 approx 0 ;]. Thus, how do I need to set up my performance index? I think I need to set it up like so:

[; J = int_0^{t_f} lambda^top(left[|dot x|_2^2 - 0) + mu^top(-DL{bf x} - dot{bf x})right],dt ;]

But I’m not sure if this is appropriate setup. I need to incorporate the dynamics of the system with a Lagrange multiplier, given here by [; mu ;], right? Do I also need the Lagrange multiplier [; lambda ;] on [; |dot{bf x}| ;]?

I apologize for the nature of my questions. I just unfortunately haven’t seen a system like this before in control theory, and I’m not sure how it affects finding the Euler-Lagrange equations.

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