Title: A review on techniques with generalised predictive control

Authors: Kailas Holkar; Laxman Waghmare

Addresses: Department of Electronics and Telecommunication, K.K. Wagh Institute of Engineering Education and Research, Panchavati, Nashik 422003, Maharashtra, India ' Department of Instrumentation Engineering, S.G.G.S Institute of Engineering and Technology, Vishnupuri, Nanded 431606, Maharashtra, India

Abstract: Model predictive control (MPC) is one of the widely used concepts in the control engineering practice and in real-time applications. Generalised predictive control (GPC) is one of the most popular among the types of MPC. Because of its desirable features, it has become a popular tool for the control of most of the processes. However, there are certain limitations which restrict the use of GPC. In this paper, in addition to the basic concept of GPC, control law formulation, advantages and disadvantages, the other techniques that make use of constraints, continuous-time approach, providing delay, selecting sampled data and rate, use of delta operator, intelligent controllers, min–max techniques with GPC which overcome the limitations of traditional GPC have been discussed. The review on GPC technique and its advances has been presented in this paper.

Keywords: generalised predictive control; GPC; control law; constraints; model predictive control; MPC.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAAC.2011.043610

International Journal of Automation and Control, 2011 Vol.5 No.4, pp.299 - 336

Received: 08 Dec 2010
Accepted: 06 Aug 2011

Published online: 17 Apr 2015 *

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