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Introduction. Model Predictive ControlTheoryMPC for Portable DevicesImplementation PathwaysApplicationsConcluding Remarks. briefly. A class of control algorithms that utilize an explicit process model to compute a manipulated variable profile that will optimize an openloopperformance o
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Leonidas G. Bleris
Panagiotis Vouzis, Mark Arnold, and Mayuresh V. Kothare
2006 AIChEAnnual MeetingSan Francisco, CA
A class of control algorithms that utilize an explicit process model
to compute a manipulated variable profile that will optimize an openloop
performance objective over a future time interval.
The performance objective typically penalizes predicted future errors and
manipulated variable movement subject to constraints
(Qin & Badgwell, 2003)
Disturbances
Parameters
MPC
Umpc
System
Output
Uinitial
Statespace
Transfer function
Step response
Impulse response
Model:
Predicted
outputs
Inputs
+
Reference
Model

Updated
Inputs
Optimization
Cost Function
+ Control & Prediction horizons + Weighting matrices
Constraints
Model
Optimization
Disturbances
Parameters
Umpc
System
Output
Uinitial
Setpoint
Past
Future
Projected
output
Manipulated input
k
K+1
K+2
K+3
K+m1
Prediction
Horizon
Control
Horizon
Froisy, 1994
..not
Choosing an MPC technology for a given application can
be a complex task!
Need for advanced embedded controllers is inherent in multiple
application areas:
Desirable characteristics of an MPC chip?
R. Dorf and R. Bishop, Modern Control Systems, Addison Wesley, 7th edition, 1995.
Figure: Diabetes patients in US
Economist, September 2006
NSF workshops:
systems emphasized
control hardware must be included within the system design.”
One of the issues raised was that software and DSP based control:
Shapiro B. Workshop on Control and System Integration of Micro and NanoScale Systems, Technical Report, National Science Foundation Workshop, 2004
Sitti M. Workshop on Future Directions in NanoScale Systems, Dynamics and Control, Technical report, National Science Foundation Workshop, 2003
Input (16 bits)
16bit
µP
Core
Matrix
Coprocessor
+
LNS
Output (16 bits)
Write
Read
CS
Data or Status
P:Prediction Horizon
M:Control Horizon
N: Number of states
B = P×M
A = P×N
Yref = 1×M
where:
Gradient, Hessian, GaussJordan
Matrix Coprocessor
Newton, Initialization
ADCUS
Profiling results for a benchmark control
problem on a Pentium processor.
The clock cycles required by each function of the Newton’s algorithm for one optimization iteration
Profiling results for the benchmark problem on the ADCUSCoprocessor architecture
Satisfy: System performance requirements using minimum required implementation complexity
Emulations: Logarithmic number system (LNS) arithmetic
K integer bits and F fraction bits
[minimize]
LNS: advantage in cost, power consumption and speed, that increases as the word size decreases
Adjust the size of words (the #bits processed in a single instruction) using parametric simulation tests
Figure: % of error for different control horizons
Using K=7, F=20 and CH=6
Figure: % of error for different values of F
Figure: Actuation/ Output (K=5, F=10 and CH=6)
L. Bleris, J. Garcia, M. Arnold and M. Kothare, “Towards Embedded Model Predictive Control for SystemOnaChip Applications”, Journal of Process Control, 16, 255264, Mar. 2006.
Switching between setpoints using MPC (solid line)
and a heuristic controller (dashed line).
Top plot: transient response of the concentration using
step response (dashed line), MPC I (thin line) and MPC II (solid line). Bottom plot: the actuation for the MPC II case.
L. Bleris, J. Garcia, M. Arnold and M. Kothare, “Model predictive hydrodynamic regulation of microflows”. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 16, 17921799, 2006.
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