Fusion of State Feedback, Prediction, and Fuzzy Logic for Power Regulation in a Research Reactor

Da Ruan, Jorge, S. Benitez-Read, J. Humberto Pérez-Cruz, Dirk Maes

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    A novel control scheme for power regulation in a research nuclear reactor has been developed. The scheme combines different techniques such as state variable feedback, first order numerical integration for estimation, and fuzzy logic to attain a stable power regulation in the reactor. The proposed control strategy attains, in short time and without overshoot, different values of steady-state power departing from a wide range of different values of initial power. The algorithm was subjected to exhaustive simulation tests and the results obtained are highly satisfactory.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2005 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man & Cybernetics
    Place of PublicationHawaii
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7803-9299-1
    StatePublished - 10 Oct 2005

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