Polymer Quality Control Using Subspace-based Model Predictive Control with BLUE Filter
- Song, In-Hyoup (School of Chemical Engineering and Institute of Chemical Processes, Seoul National University) ;
- Yoo, Kee-Youn (School of Chemical Engineering and Institute of Chemical Processes, Seoul National University) ;
- Rhee, Hyun-Ku (School of Chemical Engineering and Institute of Chemical Processes, Seoul National University)
- Published : 2000.10.01
In this study, we consider a multi-input multi-output styrene polymerization reactor system for which the monomer conversion and the weight average molecular weight are controlled by manipulating the jacket inlet temperature and the feed flow rate. The reactor system is identified by using a linear subspace identification method and then the output feedback model predictive controller is constructed on the basis of the identified model. Here we use the Best Linear Unbiased Estimation (BLUE) filter as a stochastic estimator instead of the Kalman filter. The BLUE filter observes the state successfully without any a priori information of initial states. In contrast to the Kalman filter, the BLUE filter eliminates the offset by observing the state of the augmented system regardless of a priori information of the initial state for an integral white noise augmented system. A BLUE filter has a finite impulse response (FIR) structure which utilizes finite measurements and inputs on the most recent time interval [i-N, i] in order to avoid long processing times.