Adaptive and Predictive Control with Physical Constraints

PREDCON - CP94-1174

Keywords: adaptive control, predictive control, constrained optimisation, CAD

Start Date: 1 February 95 / Duration: 36 months

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Objectivies and Approach

The project aims to the development of new approaches in the field of model based predictive and adaptive control, identification and optimisation, and in particular:

These methods will be used in multi-objective design of adaptive and predictive controllers, and applied to the control of industrial plant.

Progress and Results

Work has been done in the development of predictive control algorithms, in the study of predictive control of distributed parameter systems, in identification methods for adaptive control, in the development of non-gradient optimisation methods and in multiobjective design.

Systematic effort is devoted by RB Ltd. to standarisation of software interface (database based) for easy implementation of any control algorithms in future.

Information Dissemination Activities and/or Exploitation

The industrial partner in the project has experience in the application of control systems and algorithms to energy consuming plant and will be in a position to exploit the results.

The consortium has organised two schools: one on identification and optimisation in Prague, and the other one on adaptive and predictive control in Oxford. Both schools have been attended by participants from the PREDCON teams as well as by external participants.


Oxford University
Department of Engineering Science
Parks Road
UK-OX1 3PJ Oxford, UK

EU Partners

Oxford University, UK

Non-EU Partners

Institute of Information Theory & Automation, CZ
Moscow Institute for Steel & Alloys, RU
Slovak Technical University, SK
RB Limited, SK


Prof. David Clarke
Tel: +44 1865 273 002
Fax: +44 1865 283 310

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PREDCON - CP94-1174, May 1997

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