Collective Sliding-Mode Technique for Multivariable Bumpless Transfer

TitleCollective Sliding-Mode Technique for Multivariable Bumpless Transfer
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsGarelli F, Mantz RJ, De Battista H
JournalIndustrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

This paper proposes a strategy for the reduction of the undesired effects caused by manual-automatic or controller switching in multivariable process control. The proposal takes advantage of dynamic sliding mode properties to avoid inconsistency between the off-line controller outputs and the plant inputs. As a consequence, jumps at the plant inputs are prevented (which is known as bumpless transfer) and undesired transients on controlled variables are significantly reduced. Some advantages of the proposed algorithm are that (1) its implementation is extremely simple, (2) it presents distinctive robustness properties, which are characteristic of sliding regimes, and (3) it does not need the model of the plant.

Research Line: 
TeorĂ­a de Control
Control theory
Control of multivariable constrained systems
Control de sistemas multivariables con restricciones