Application of stabilizing predictive control to boilers

Thomas Manayathara, Joseph Bentsman, Gordon Pellegrinetti, Ross Blauwkamp

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A multivariable state space formulation of the GPC (generalized predictive control) law that can be implemented using output feedback is described. A particular nonminimal state space model allows the current state to be known without the use of an observer. The penalty on the terminal value in the GPC cost criterion is modified to yield a predictive control law that ensures stability of the closed loop system for arbitrary costing horizons. This control law, termed Stabilizing Predictive Control (SPC) is extended to achieve asymptotic tracking of the reference signal. The SPC law is then applied to a continuous time boiler model with good preliminary results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 IEEE Conference on Control Applications. Part 3 (of 3) - Glasgow, UK
Duration: Aug 24 1994Aug 26 1994


OtherProceedings of the 1994 IEEE Conference on Control Applications. Part 3 (of 3)
CityGlasgow, UK

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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