Could continuous optimization address efficiently logical constraints? We propose a continuous-optimization alternative to the usual discrete-optimization (big-M and complementary) formulations of logical constraints, that can lead to effective practical methods. Based on the simple idea of guiding the search of a continuous-optimization descent method towards the parts of the domain where the logical constraint is satisfied, we introduce a smooth penalty-function formulation of logical constraints, and related theoretical results. This formulation allows a direct use of state-of-the-art continuous optimization solvers. The effectiveness of the continuous quadrant penalty formulation is demonstrated on an aircraft conflict avoidance application.

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Sonia Cafieri; Andrew R. Conn; Marcel Mongeau. The continuous quadrant penalty formulation of logical constraints. Open Journal of Mathematical Optimization, Volume 4 (2023), article no. 7, 12 p. doi : 10.5802/ojmo.28. https://ojmo.centre-mersenne.org/articles/10.5802/ojmo.28/

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