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HPL research and applications of advanced process control and real time optimization

The talk will summarize some latest reserch results of Process Control and Optimization group of Honeywell ACS Advanced Technology Laboratory in Prague in tha area of advanced process control and real time optimization. In the first part, extensions of MPC algorithm to cover application needs in the area of public utility and industrial energy will be presented and illustated by a FBC boiler control performance. The second part will cover identification for MPC and incorporation of prior information based on bayesian interpretation of subspace identification algorithm as an optimization of weighted multistep prediction error. In the third part, distributed algorithm for real time optimization of multiple header system based on multi parametric programming approach will be discussed.

Type of Seminar:
Public Seminar
Dr. Vladimir Havlena
Senior Fellow, ACS AT Laboratory Prague, Honeywell
Feb 20, 2008   17:15 /

ETH Zurich, Gloriastrasse 35, Building ETZ, Room E6
Contact Person:

Prof. M. Morari
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Biographical Sketch:
Vladimír Havlena is the leader of the PCO group of Honeywell ACS AT Laboratory since 1995. He received Ing. degree (M.Sc.) in Electrical Engineering (1982) and CSc. degree (Ph.D.) in Control Theory (1989) from the Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague. In 1989-1995 he worked as a Research Fellow at CTU and visited Kyoto University (18 months), ETH Zurich and University of Firenze. Besides responsibility for several large industrial control projects, Dr Havlena has published over 70 papers in scientific journals and conferences. He is also a Professor at CTU, lecturing "Modern Control Theory" and "Estimation and Filtering" postgraduate level courses. His research interests include model predictive control, estimation and filtering and optimisation under uncertainty. He is a member of IEEE, member of IFAC Technical Committee on Power Plant and Power System Control, associated editor of IFAC Automatica and Control Engineering Practice journals.