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METHOD AND APPARATUS OF SELF-ORGANIZING ACTUATION AND CONTROL

United States Patent Application

20140309793
A1
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A Self-Organizing Process Control Architecture is introduced with a Sensing Layer, Control Layer, Actuation Layer, Process Layer, as well as Self-Organizing Sensors (SOS), Self-Organizing Actuators (SOA), and Self-Organizing Actuation and Control Units (SOACU). The method and apparatus of SOA and SOACU for process control are presented. A control system as a case example for a gas mixing process is described using the unique SOA and SOACU approaches. A 2x1 Robust MFA (Model-Free Adaptive) controller as a key component of the SOACU is also disclosed.
Cheng, George Shu-Xing (Folsom, CA), Mulkey, Steven L. (Cameron Park, CA), Wang, Qiang (Sacramento, CA)
GENERAL CYBERNATION GROUP, INC. (Rancho Cordova CA)
14/ 169,064
January 30, 2014
[0002] This invention was made with government support under SBIR grant DE-SC0008235 and SBIR grant DE-FG02-08ER84944 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights to the invention.