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Sensors 2011, 11(3), 3281-3302; doi:10.3390/s110303281

A Compatible Control Algorithm for Greenhouse Environment Control Based on MOCC Strategy

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Department of Control Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China
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School of Information Engineering, Zhejiang Agriculture & Forestry University, Lin’an City 311300, Zhejiang Province, China
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Received: 21 February 2011 / Accepted: 10 March 2011 / Published: 18 March 2011
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Abstract

Conventional methods used for solving greenhouse environment multi-objective conflict control problems lay excessive emphasis on control performance and have inadequate consideration for both energy consumption and special requirements for plant growth. The resulting solution will cause higher energy cost. However, during the long period of work and practice, we find that it may be more reasonable to adopt interval or region control objectives instead of point control objectives. In this paper, we propose a modified compatible control algorithm, and employ Multi-Objective Compatible Control (MOCC) strategy and an extant greenhouse model to achieve greenhouse climate control based on feedback control architecture. A series of simulation experiments through various comparative studies are presented to validate the feasibility of the proposed algorithm. The results are encouraging and suggest the energy-saving application to real-world engineering problems in greenhouse production. It may be valuable and helpful to formulate environmental control strategies, and to achieve high control precision and low energy cost for real-world engineering application in greenhouse production. Moreover, the proposed approach has also potential to be useful for other practical control optimization problems with the features like the greenhouse environment control system. View Full-Text
Keywords: multi-objective compatible control (MOCC); greenhouse environment control; feedback control; multi-objective evolutionary algorithms (MOEAs); greenhouse climate model multi-objective compatible control (MOCC); greenhouse environment control; feedback control; multi-objective evolutionary algorithms (MOEAs); greenhouse climate model
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Hu, H.; Xu, L.; Zhu, B.; Wei, R. A Compatible Control Algorithm for Greenhouse Environment Control Based on MOCC Strategy. Sensors 2011, 11, 3281-3302.

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