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Active Disturbance Rejection Control

Industrial Solutions to Process Uncertainties 



Overview: This workshop focuses on the very nature of industrial control problems: obtaining consistent performance in processes full of uncertainties, the solution of which cannot be easily found in a model-based control theory. The essence of such problems is disturbance rejection, in a general sense, and that the question is how the disturbance is best mitigated, in view of new principles, methods, algorithms, and rigorous justifications. The solutions, to be truly industrial, must be easily scalable across product lines, or even industry sectors; and they must give what production engineers want: a control system that makes the difference small between the process variables and their desired values, and does so quickly, economically, and intuitively. The speakers in this workshop will show, interactively with the audience, that to achieve such a lofty goal, the disturbances must be rejected in an ACTIVE manner, meaning that the control system actively seeks and mitigates the causes of the output deviation, rather than just passively reacts to it. And this is the principle of Active Disturbance Rejection Control (ADRC).


Format: The workshop consists of three half-day sessions: 1) principles, methods and impacts, stretching from the steam engine era to present time, when ADRC is about to replace PID in a new line of TI chips; 2) technologies and applications, as ADRC is gaining a foothold in industry; 3) theoretical foundation, rigorous mathematical proofs, and the beginning of a theory of disturbance rejection. In each of the three sessions, the speakers will lead, but not dominate, the proceeding by giving short, concise presentations on the latest developments, followed by a forum of speakers-audience interactions on questions and concerns from participants, submitted either on-line or in person. Practical problems and examples are used throughout the discussions to help participants connect novel principles to their own experiences. MATLAB simulations are shared with the participants to show the simplicity and effectiveness of ADRC. Benchmark problems from various domains of applications are used to demonstrate the novelty of ADRC.


Target Audience: practitioners looking for advanced control solutions that are simple to use and easy to tune; researchers looking for new ideas and the connection between theory and practice; students looking for better understanding of the foundation of controls and the essence of control engineering practice.


Workshop attendees are able to receive 1.2 CEU (equivalent to 12 PDHs) from the IEEE for attending this workshop. The information about CEU and PDH can be found at http://www.ieee.org/education_careers/education/ceus/award.html.

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