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Model-free adaptive control of advanced power plants

United States Patent

August 18, 2015
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A novel 3-Input-3-Output (3.times.3) Model-Free Adaptive (MFA) controller with a set of artificial neural networks as part of the controller is introduced. A 3.times.3 MFA control system using the inventive 3.times.3 MFA controller is described to control key process variables including Power, Steam Throttle Pressure, and Steam Temperature of boiler-turbine-generator (BTG) units in conventional and advanced power plants. Those advanced power plants may comprise Once-Through Supercritical (OTSC) Boilers, Circulating Fluidized-Bed (CFB) Boilers, and Once-Through Supercritical Circulating Fluidized-Bed (OTSC CFB) Boilers.
Cheng; George Shu-Xing (Folsom, CA), Mulkey; Steven L. (Cameron Park, CA), Wang; Qiang (Sacramento, CA)
General Cybernation Group Inc. (Rancho Cordova, CA)
13/ 441,610
April 6, 2012
This invention was made with government support under SBIR grant DE-FG02-06ER84599 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights to the invention.