Automatic Control: Best Interactive Paper Prize

Aug 04, 2017

At the 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, the Chair of Automatic Control received the Prize for the Best Interactive Paper. The presentation had two formats: a lecture/oral session and a interactive session.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Meurer, Dr. Alexander Schaum and M. Sc. Henning Weisbarth presented their Paper "Robust adaptive output-feedback tracking control for microalgae cultures" and got selected from 612 papers that were presented in the Interactive Paper category.

In the paper a feedforward-feedback control strategy for trajectory tracking of microalgae cultures is developed and experimentally evaluated. 

On the basis of the Droop model, an inversion-based feedforward control is determined which steers the biomass from given initial to final values in a finite, prescribed time. Model-free feedback control is employed for disturbance resiliance and improving the stability properties of the desired trajectory. The approach is evaluated using numerical simulations and experiments in a lab-scale photocatalytic reactor with Chlorella sorokiniana.


This project was partly supported by the Cluster of Excellence ”The Future Ocean”. The ”Future Ocean” is funded within the framework of the Excellence Initiative by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) on behalf of the German federal and state governments.

Original Publication: Chair of Automatic Control
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