Model predictive path-following for constrained nonlinear systems
We propose a model predictive control approach to path-following problems of constrained nonlinear systems. We directly consider input and state constraints. Furthermore, we introduce an extended corridor path-following problem, which allows to add spatial degrees of freedom to the path formulation. We give sufficient stability conditions for predictive solutions to 1d and corridor path-following problems. To illustrate the performance of our approach we discuss the example of an autonomous vehicle subject to input constraints.