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Self-organizing sensing and actuation for automatic control

United States Patent

9,696,699
July 4, 2017
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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) and Self-Organizing Actuators (SOA). A Self-Organizing Sensor for a process variable with one or multiple input variables is disclosed. An artificial neural network (ANN) based dynamic modeling mechanism as part of the Self-Organizing Sensor is described. As a case example, a Self-Organizing Soft-Sensor for CFB Boiler Bed Height is presented. Also provided is a method to develop a Self-Organizing Sensor.
Cheng; George Shu-Xing (Folsom, CA)
CYBOMEDICAL, INC. (Rancho Cordova, CA)
14/ 082,059
20140136455
November 15, 2013
This invention was made with government support under SBIR grant DE-SC0008235 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights to the invention.