Wireless Control Foundation
Continuous and Discrete Control for the Process Industry
Wireless Model Predictive Control
This workshop provides several exercises that are used to explore wireless MPC operation. A simplified process model of a divided wall column (DWC) is used to demonstrate how wireless MPC performance differs from wired MPC performance.
Step 1: Set MPC for wired operation and open the PredictPro Operate application to view the divided wall column MPC function block.
Step 2: Reset the control performance calculation and then make a 10% setpoint change for Top Temperature and observe the response trend.
Step 3: Record IAE and number of communications recorded for this test.
Step 4: Using the COM_SEL parameter in the test module, enable Window wireless measurement update with a period of 16 sec, default period of 32 sec and 1 percent deadband.
Step 5: Perform steps 2-3 for wireless MPC operation – compare respective performance of the wired and wireless operation.
A simulation of a divided wall column (DWC) is used in this workshop to demonstrate how wireless measurement inputs are applied in model predictive control (MPC).

This video shows the solution to the wireless model predictive control workshop contained in the book Wireless Control Foundation.