A comparison of fixed final time optimal control computational methods with a view to closed loop implementation using artificial neural networks

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Matieni, Xavier and Dodds, Stephen J. 2009. A comparison of fixed final time optimal control computational methods with a view to closed loop implementation using artificial neural networks. Proceedings of Advances in Computing and Technology. (AC&T) The School of Computing and Technology 4th Annual Conference University of East London pp. 151-159
AuthorsMatieni, Xavier and Dodds, Stephen J.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to lay the foundations of a new generation of closed loop
optimal control laws based on the plant state space model and implemented using artificial neural
networks. The basis is the long established open loop methods of Bellman and Pontryagin, which
compute optimal controls off line and apply them subsequently in real time. They are therefore open
loop methods and during the period leading up to the present century, they have been abandoned by
the mainstream control researchers due to a) the fundamental drawback of susceptibility to plant
modelling errors and external disturbances and b) the lack of success in deriving closed loop versions
in all but the simplest and often unrealistic cases. The recent energy crisis, however, has promoted the
authors to revisit
the classical optimal control methods with a view to deriving new practicable
closed loop optimal control laws that could save terawatts of electrical energy by replacement of
classical controllers throughout industry. First Bellman’s and Pontryagin’s methods are compared
regarding ease of computation. Then a new optimal state feedback controller is proposed based on the
training of artificial neural networks with the computed optimal controls.

Keywordsdynamic programming; plant modelling; open loop optimal control.
Year2009
ConferenceProceedings of Advances in Computing and Technology
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Print2009
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Deposited30 Jul 2010
Web address (URL)http://www.uel.ac.uk/act/proceedings/documents/FinalProceedings.pdf
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/918
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Citation:
Matieni, X. and Dodds, S.J. (2009) ‘A comparison of fixed final time optimal control computational methods with a view to closed loop implementation using artificial neural networks’ Proceedings of Advances in Computing and Technology, (AC&T) The School of Computing and Technology 4th Annual Conference, University of East London, pp.151-159.

Place of publicationUniversity of East London
Page range151-159
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