On the design of equation-free controllers for dissipative PDEs via DEIM

Manda Yang, Antonios Armaou

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We propose an equation free control method to control dissipative distributed parameter systems, in which the dynamics of the system are unknown while the effect of the control action is. A static observer is used to estimate the state using proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) so that a complete profile of the system can be estimated when a limited number of point sensors are available. Sensor locations are determined by interpolation indices in discrete empirical interpolation method (DEIM). By using both velocity and state sensors an explicit form of the complete equation become superfluous, needing to only have a description of the actuator effect. The proposed method is successfully employed in a diffusion-reaction process with Dirichlet and Neumann boundary conditions. Feedback linearization is combined with the proposed method to regulate the system. Computational results demonstrate that this method can regulate a dissipative distributed parameter system without explicitly requiring a model of it and is robust to disturbances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 American Control Conference, ACC 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781509059928
StatePublished - Jun 29 2017
Event2017 American Control Conference, ACC 2017 - Seattle, United States
Duration: May 24 2017May 26 2017

Publication series

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


Other2017 American Control Conference, ACC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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