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Real-time Iterative Learning Control

Design and Applications


  • Provides the industry-based control engineer with a practical reference for designing and implementing iterative learning control systems in their own plants based on many practical examples

  • Gives the academic researcher systematic formulation and necessary analysis for the solution of a variety of iterative learning control problems and gives an easy-to-access listing of open issues for further research


Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)

About this book


Iterative learning control (ILC) has been a major control design methodology for twenty years; numerous algorithms have been developed to solve real-time control problems, from MEMS to batch reactors, characterised by repetitive control operations.

Real-time Iterative Learning Control demonstrates how the latest advances in ILC can be applied to a number of plants widely encountered in practice. The authors provide a hitherto lacking systematic introduction to real-time ILC design and source of illustrative case studies for ILC problem solving; the fundamental concepts, schematics, configurations and generic guidelines for ILC design and implementation are enhanced by a well-selected group of representative, simple and easy-to-learn example applications. Key issues in ILC design and implementation in the linear and nonlinear plants that pervade mechatronics and batch processes are addressed. In particular, the book discusses:

• ILC design in the continuous- and discrete-time domains;

• design in the frequency and time domains;

• design with problem-specific performance objectives including robustness and optimality;

• design by means of classical tools based on Bode plots and state space; and

• iterative-learning-based parametric identification.

Real-time Iterative Learning Control will interest control engineers looking for examples of how this important control technique can be applied to a variety of real-life problems. With its systematic formulation and analysis of different system properties and performance and its exposition of open problems, academics and graduate students working in control will find it a useful reference to the current status of ILC.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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