We study Hamiltonian systems which generate extremal flows of regular variational problems on smooth manifolds and demonstrate that negativity of the generalized curvature of such a system implies the existence of a global smooth optimal synthesis for the infinite horizon problem. We also show that in the Euclidean case negativity of the generalized curvature is a consequence of the convexity of the Lagrangian with respect to the pair of arguments. Finally, we give a generic classification for 1-dimensional problems.
Title: Smooth optimal synthesis for infinite horizon variational problems
Authors: A.A. Agrachev, F. Chittaro
Journal title: ESAIM:COCV