Variable sampling adaptive control of a distributed collector solar field

@article{Silva2003VariableSA,
  title={Variable sampling adaptive control of a distributed collector solar field},
  author={Rui Neves da Silva and Jo{\~a}o Miranda Lemos and Lu{\'i}s Rato},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Control. Syst. Technol.},
  year={2003},
  volume={11},
  pages={765-772}
}
Distributed collector solar fields are spatially distributed engineering systems, which aim at collecting and storing energy from solar radiation. They are formed by mirrors which concentrate direct incident sun light in a pipe where a fluid, able to accumulate thermic energy, flows. From the control point of view, the objective considered here consists of making the outlet oil temperature to track a reference signal by manipulating the oil flow, in the possible presence of fast disturbances… 

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