American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Application of Adaptive Predictive Control to a Newborn Incubator

Med Aymen Zermani, Elyes Feki and Abdelkader Mami

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2011.235.243

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 2

Pages 235-243

Abstract

Problem statement: This study presents an application of Indirect Adaptive Generalized Predictive Control (IAGPC) of an incubator for newborn, in order to improve the performance of temperature control. Approach: Analysis of physical phenomena of incubator was involved together knowledge of the dynamic behavior. Incubator was identified by means of Recursive Least Square (RLS) technique associated with a projection of the model parameters for robust system identification. Results: Results showed that mathematical model of neonatal incubator predicted coincide with the measured data. A comparative study was made between ON-OFF, PID and IAGPC control in order to provide the performance of each strategy. Conclusion: Results had proved effectiveness of the IAGPC as a control of incubator system.

Copyright

© 2011 Med Aymen Zermani, Elyes Feki and Abdelkader Mami. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.