In this paper, we study a class of optimal control problems for stochastic Volterra equations in infinite dimensions. We are concerned with a class of stochastic Volterra integro-differential problem with completely monotone kernels, where we assume that the noise enters the system when we introduce a control. We provide a semigroup setting for the problem, by the state space setting; the applications to optimal control provide other interesting results and require a precise description of the properties of the generated semigroup. In our stochastic optimal control problems, the drift term of the equation has a linear growth in the control variable, the cost functional has a quadratic growth, and the control process belongs to the class of square integrable, adapted processes with no bound assumed on it. Our main results are the existence for the optimal feedback control, the identification of the optimal cost with the value Y_0 of the maximal solution (Y,Z) of the backward stochastic differential equation, the existence of a weak solution to the so-called closed loop equation and, finally, the construction of an optimal feedback in terms of the process Z.

Optimal Control for Stochastic Volterra Equations with Completely Monotone Kernels

CONFORTOLA, FULVIA;MASTROGIACOMO, ELISA
2012-01-01

Abstract

In this paper, we study a class of optimal control problems for stochastic Volterra equations in infinite dimensions. We are concerned with a class of stochastic Volterra integro-differential problem with completely monotone kernels, where we assume that the noise enters the system when we introduce a control. We provide a semigroup setting for the problem, by the state space setting; the applications to optimal control provide other interesting results and require a precise description of the properties of the generated semigroup. In our stochastic optimal control problems, the drift term of the equation has a linear growth in the control variable, the cost functional has a quadratic growth, and the control process belongs to the class of square integrable, adapted processes with no bound assumed on it. Our main results are the existence for the optimal feedback control, the identification of the optimal cost with the value Y_0 of the maximal solution (Y,Z) of the backward stochastic differential equation, the existence of a weak solution to the so-called closed loop equation and, finally, the construction of an optimal feedback in terms of the process Z.
Stochastic Volterra equations, optimal control problems, quadratic cost
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