16.5. Other MPC Methods

MPC is a basic concept or idea that can be implemented in many ways, depending on models used and assumptions made (about disturbances and so on). With DMC, future output predictions were composed of two effects: the unforced (or free) response (effect of past control moves) and the forced response (effect of current and future control moves). Virtually all other model-based procedures use the same idea. For example, if state space models are used, the free response can be obtained simply by iteration from the current state values, assuming no input changes. Here we discuss a number of industrial techniques and current MPC research.

MPC with Industrial Applications

The previous section covered the most widely applied (in ...

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