Real time robust adaptive control of a steam generation plant

James Broderick, Gordon Pellegrinetti, Joseph Bentsman, Ross Blauwkamp

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The recently introduced self-tuning Minimax Predictive Controller (MPC) is implemented in real-time on a high fidelity simulation of a fossil fuel heating-cogeneration boiler. The development of the MPC algorithm is outlined in its full multi-input multi-output (MIMO) form. A multi-loop structure of MPC controllers is then applied to a nonlinear real time boiler simulator, and evaluated with respect to standard control schemes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-106
Number of pages10
JournalInstrumentation, Control, and Automation in the Power Industry, Proceedings
StatePublished - 1995
EventProceedings of the 38th Power Instrumentation Symposium (5th Annual ISA/EPRI Joint Controls and Automation Conference) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 18 1995Jun 21 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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