An analysis of the Directional-Modifier Adaptation algorithm based on Optimal Experimental Design
Journal article, 2017

The modifier approach has been extensively explored and offers a theoretically-sound and practically-useful method to deploy real-time optimization. The recent directional-modifier adaptation algorithm offers a heuristic to tackle the modifier approach. The directional-modifier adaptation algorithm, supported by strong theoretical properties and the ease of deployment in practice, proposes a meaningful compromise between process optimality and quickly improving the quality of the estimation of the gradient of the process cost function. This paper proposes a novel view of the directional-modifier adaptation algorithm, as an approximation of the optimal trade-off between the underlying experimental design problem and the process optimization problem. It moreover suggests a minor modification in the tuning of the algorithm, so as to make it a more genuine approximation


Sébastien Gros

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Systems and control, Automatic Control


2227-9717 (ISSN)

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Information and Communication Technology


Subject Categories

Chemical Engineering

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