Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol.85, No.4, 408-415, 2007
Nonainear model predictive control: A personal retrospective
An overview of non-linear model predictive control (NMPC) is presented, with an extreme bias towards the author's experiences and published results. Challenges include multiple solutions (from non-convex optimization problems), and divergence of the model and plant outputs when the constant additive output disturbance (the approach of dynamic matrix control, DMC) is used. Experiences with the use of fundamental models, multiple linear models (MMPC), and neural networks are reviewed. Ongoing work in unmeasured disturbance estimation, prediction and rejection is also discussed.