Journal article

Fast Calibration of a Robust Model Predictive Controller for Diesel Engine Airpath

GS Sankar, RC Shekhar, C Manzie, T Sano, H Nakada

IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology | IEEE | Published : 2020


A significant challenge in the development of control systems for diesel airpath applications is to tune the controller parameters to achieve satisfactory output performance, especially while adhering to input and safety constraints in the presence of unknown system disturbances. Model-based control techniques, such as model predictive control (MPC), have been successfully applied to multivariable and highly nonlinear systems, such as diesel engines, while considering operational constraints. However, efficient calibration of typical implementations of MPC is hindered by the high number of tuning parameters and their nonintuitive correlation with the output response. In this paper, the numbe..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported in part by the Australian Research Council (ARC) under Grant LP160100650, in part by Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan, and in part by The University of Melbourne through the Melbourne International Research Scholarship (MIRS) and Melbourne-India Postgraduate Program (MIPP).