A production-oriented toolchain for embedded model predictive control
ODYS Embedded MPC is a powerful software toolchain for designing and deploying Model Predictive Control solutions in embedded industrial platforms, such as in automotive control units.
ODYS Embedded MPC provides real-time MPC and state estimation functions, both crafted with emphasis on execution speed, numerical robustness, and control design flexibility.
Why using MPC
Model predictive control has a long history of success in the process industries. It is a universal advanced process control methodology to achieve best closed-loop performance under constraints by optimally coordinating multiple inputs. ODYS Embedded MPC brings now the possibility of using quite advanced MPC techniques reliably also in fast-sampling applications, such as those arising in the automotive industry where tight control requirements such as emissions, consumption, passenger safety, and drive quality must be met, as well as in other industrial sectors such as aeronautics & aerospace, biomedical, smart grids, and more. With ODYS Embedded MPC, current Electronic Control Units (ECUs) in commercial vehicles have enough computational and memory resources to build and solve multivariable MPC problems in real-time.
Compared to more classical methods involving linear control loops such as single PID’s, anti-windup schemes, and lookup-tables, MPC is more intuitive to design, calibrate, and reconfigure. MPC solutions are also easier to adapt to different applications and provide great scalability in large production programs where the same control strategy needs to be applied to different versions of the same product. Also, taking into account the limited range and dynamics of actuators, MPC can provide good resilience in case of actuator failure. The resulting time to market of MPC-based products is usually shorter than with traditional controls, which not only reduces engineering and calibration costs, but also enables keeping the pace with market competition and changing regulations.
If you are interested in ODYS Embedded MPC, get in touch with us. We will discuss the requirements of your application and assist you in evaluating the benefits and capabilities of our software, as well as provide a quotation for licensing it for your project needs.