2.1) To develop a microelectronic controller embedded with novel off-line output feedback tube-based robust MPC algorithm that can guarantee robust stability and constraint satisfaction of the control systems in the presence of the state estimation errors and all possible sources of uncertainty including the uncertain parameters, disturbances and measurement noises.
2.2) To develop a pilot-scale fluidized bed polymerization reactor for low-density polyethylene (LDPE). The heat within the particle bed is generated from the heater according to the uncertain rate law of polymerization simulated from the computer.
2.3) To apply the developed microelectronic controller to the control of a pilot-scale fluidized bed polymerization reactor for low-density polyethylene (LDPE). Both robust stability and constraint satisfaction of the system are guaranteed despite the presence of state estimation errors and the sources of uncertainty such as uncertain reaction rate constant, uncertain heat of polymerization, measurement noises and disturbances.