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Disturbance observer-based subspace predictive control of a pressurized water type nuclear reactor

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This work presents a disturbance observer-based predictive control strategy using a subspace matrix structure. The aim is to improve the capability of classical predictive controllers in handling external disturbances. A subspace-based predictive controller is designed directly from measurements. Then, a disturbance observer is designed using subspace matrices to estimate the external disturbance. Both of the designs are integrated using a feed-forward plus feed-back strategy to form the proposed control strategy. The proposed scheme is tested with a simulated model of a pressurized water nuclear reactor. The effectiveness of the proposed technique is demonstrated for two different load-following operations. Further, a quantitative analysis is performed to analyse the control performance of the proposed approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies (CoDIT'2020)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Publication statusAccepted for publication - 28 Apr 2020
Event7th International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 29 Jun 20202 Jul 2020


Conference7th International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies
Abbreviated titleCoDIT 2020
CountryCzech Republic
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