Predictive Functional Control: Principles and Industrial Applications by Jacques Richalet
English | 25 May 2009 | ISBN: 1848824920 | 236 Pages | PDF | 5 MB
first industrial application of MPC was in 1973. A key motivation was to provide better performance than could be obtained with the widely-used PID controller whilst making it easy to replace the PID controller unit or module with his new algorithm.
It was the advent of digital control technology and the use of software control algorithms that made this replacement easier and more acceptable to process engineers.