Bounded bilinear control of coupled first-order hyperbolic PDE and infinite dimensional ODE in the framework of PDEs with memory

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Abstract

In this work, we consider the problem of bounded bilinear tracking control of a system of coupled first-order hyperbolic partial differential equation (PDE) with an infinite dimensional ordinary differential equation (ODE). This coupled PDE-infinite ODE system can be viewed as a degenerate system of two coupled first-order hyperbolic PDEs, the velocity of the ODE part vanishing. First, we convert this PDE-infinite ODE system into a first-order hyperbolic PDE with memory and investigate the bounded bilinear control problem in this framework. We consider as manipulated variable the constrained wave propagation velocity, which makes the control problem bounded and bilinear, and we take the measurements at the boundaries. To account for the actuator's constraints, we develop conditions under which the bounded control law ensures stability and tracking performances. This leads to a specification of the state-space region that enforces the desired system's closed-loop behaviour. To overcome the lack of full-state measurements, we design an observer-based bounded output-feedback control law which guarantees the reference tracking and uniform asymptotic stability of the system in closed-loop. A strong motivation of our work is the control problem of the solar collector parabolic trough where the manipulated control variable (the pump volumetric flow rate) is bilinear with respect to the PDE-infinite ODE model, and the measurements are taken at the boundary (tube's outlet). Simulation results illustrate the efficiency of the proposed control strategy.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-231
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Process Control
Volume81
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 8 2019

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