Optimization-based design of plant-friendly input signals for model-on-demand estimation and model predictive control

Hyunjin Lee, Daniel Rivera, Hans Mittelmann, Gautam Pendse

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The design of constrained, "plant-friendly" multisine input signals that optimize a geometric discrepancy criterion arising from Weyl's Theorem is examined in this paper. Such signals are meaningful for data-centric estimation and control methods, where uniform coverage of the output state-space contributes greatly to good performance. The optimization problem includes a search for both the Fourier coefficients and phases in the multisine signal, resulting in a uniformly distributed output signal that achieves a desirable balance between high and low gain directions, an important consideration when identifying strongly interactive multivariable systems. The solution involves very little user intervention and has significant benefits compared to multisine signals that minimize crest factor. The usefulness of this problem formulation is shown by applying it to a case study involving composition control of a binary distillation column.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2007 American Control Conference, ACC
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2007
Event2007 American Control Conference, ACC - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2007Jul 13 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Other2007 American Control Conference, ACC
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York, NY

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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