Expert control system based hierarchical control strategy for tunnel microwave rice drying

Tong Liu, Shan Liang, Takayuki Furuzuki

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Abstract

Tunnel microwave heating technology has been widely used in grain drying. Development of a reliable control strategy for this process plays an essential role in improving the overall efficiency and productivity. Thus, a tunnel microwave heating system, which can automatically and continuously adjust microwave power and control sample temperature, is designed and used in rice drying. The rice sample is first dried with three fixed microwave power levels to obtain the prior knowledge of tunnel microwave drying process. An expert control system (ECS) based hierarchical control strategy is then developed to regulate the microwave power and track the desired drying temperature. The effectiveness of the proposed control strategy is validated by experiment carried out in the system, which demonstrates that the proposed strategy can commendably control the rice temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 18th European Control Conference, ECC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3619-3624
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783907144008
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun 1
Event18th European Control Conference, ECC 2019 - Naples, Italy
Duration: 2019 Jun 252019 Jun 28

Publication series

Name2019 18th European Control Conference, ECC 2019

Conference

Conference18th European Control Conference, ECC 2019
CountryItaly
CityNaples
Period19/6/2519/6/28

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Keywords

  • Expert control system (ECS)
  • Grain drying
  • Hierarchical control
  • Tunnel microwave heating system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Control and Optimization

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Liu, T., Liang, S., & Furuzuki, T. (2019). Expert control system based hierarchical control strategy for tunnel microwave rice drying. In 2019 18th European Control Conference, ECC 2019 (pp. 3619-3624). [8795661] (2019 18th European Control Conference, ECC 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.23919/ECC.2019.8795661