Global optimality analysis in sub-Riemannian problem on the Lie group SH(2) is considered. We cutout open dense domains in the preimage and in the image of the exponential mapping based on the description of Maxwell strata. We then prove that the exponential mapping restricted to these domains is a diffeomorphism. Based on the proof of diffeomorphism the cut time, i.e., time of loss of global optimality is computed on SH(2). We also consider the global structure of the exponential mapping and obtain an explicit description of cut locus and optimal synthesis.
Title: Cut Locus and Optimal Synthesis in Sub-Riemannian Problem on the Lie Group SH(2)
Authors: Y.A.Butt, A.I. Bhatti, Yu.L. Sachkov
Journal title: Journal of Dynamical and Control Systems
ArXiv ID (ENG): 1507.02719