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Robust semi-explicit model predictive control for hybrid automata

Pang, Y. and Xia, H. and Spathopoulos, M.P. (2006) Robust semi-explicit model predictive control for hybrid automata. In: Proceedings of International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer. ISBN 3540340793

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In this paper we propose an on-line design technique for the target control problem of hybrid automata. First, we compute on-line the shortest path, which has the minimum discrete cost, from an initial state to the given target set. Next, we derive a controller which successfully drives the system from the initial state to the target set while minimizing a cost function. The (robust) model predictive control (MPC) technique is used when the current state is not within a guard set, otherwise the (robust) mixed-integer predictive control (MIPC) technique is employed. An on-line, semi-explicit control algorithm is derived by combining the two techniques and applied on a high-speed and energy-saving control problem of the CPU processing.