Feedback/feedforward dual adaptive control of a solar collector field

R. N. Silva, N. Filatov, J. M. Lemos, H. Unbehauen

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Abstract

This paper deals with temperature control in an industrial-scale solar collector field. The synthesis of a new dual version of an adaptive multipredictive controller (MUSMAR) is presented based on a bicriterial optimization. The designed adaptive predictive controller demonstrates improved performance in what concerns start-up transients compared with standard adaptive predictive controllers based on the certainty equivalence (CE) approach. The present algorithm is also modified so as to exploit the information conveyed by the accessible disturbances. Experimental results in the solar energy plant are included showing the benefits of combining the dual effect and the inclusion of feedforward terms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Conference on Control Applications - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Pages309-313
Number of pages5
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Conference on Control Applocations. Part 1 (of 2) - Trieste, Italy
Duration: 1 Sep 19984 Sep 1998

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Conference on Control Applocations. Part 1 (of 2)
CityTrieste, Italy
Period1/09/984/09/98

Keywords

  • Predictive control systems
  • Temperature control
  • Solar collectors
  • Adaptive control systems
  • Algorithms
  • Control equipment
  • Optimization

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