Linear and Nonlinear Predictive Control

10th & 11th May 2016, Glasgow

ISC is pleased to announce that registration is now open for this course. We are offering an "Early Bird Discount" if registration is received 2 weeks before the course start date (see online registration form). Employees of ACTC member companies are entitled to two places free of charge. Note that all courses offered can also be provided at your company premises through special arrangements, please contact us for more information.

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Predictive control is probably the most popular advanced control technique adopted by the industry. Its popularity stems from capability for constraints handling and optimal control framework. A new family of nonlinear predictive controllers will be introduced that is much simpler to compute than most existing designs and is closer to model based fixed controllers than the more usual on-line linearization or adaption. In addition, to the NGMV controllers, the dual estimation problems are equally interesting. A brief overview on the current trends in Nonlinear Predictive Control will be provided as well.

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Event Venue

Glasgow City Centre


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Day 1: Optimal and MPC for Linear and Nonlinear Systems
09.00 Introduction to Predictive Control Main Principles and Concepts
10.15 Linear Optimal Model Predictive Control
11.15 Hands-On Session: Linear Predictive Control – MPC example
12.00 LUNCH
13.00 Practical Aspects of Linear MPC Design and Implementation
14.00 Hands-On Session: Designing Model Predictive Controls and Tuning
15.00 Nonlinear System Modelling and Estimation for Predictive Control
16.00 Hands-On Session: Nonlinear System Modeling
17.00 CLOSE
Day 2: Nonlinear Predictive Control Systems Design and Implementation
09.00 Introduction to the Predictive Control of Nonlinear Systems
10.15 Predictive Control of Nonlinear Systems
11.15 Hands-On Session: Advanced Nonlinear Control Design
12.15 LUNCH
13.15 MPC Design Methods and Application Examples
14.30 Application Example: Supervisory Multiple-Model Approach to Lambda and Torque Control
15.15 Emerging Trends in Nonlinear Predictive Control
16.30 CLOSE