Adaptive control strategies for process control: A survey



In recent years there has been extensive interest in feedback control systems that automatically adjust their controller settings to compensate for changes in the process or the environment. Such systems are referred to as adaptive controllers. This survey paper reviews the current state of the art in adaptive control from a process control perspective and describes leading design techniques. Potential operating problems associated with adaptive control schemes are considered. A survey of experimental applications of adaptive control systems to process control problems is also included.