The dynamic control objective function is a mathematical statement that is minimized or maximized to find a best solution among all possible feasible solutions for a controller. The form of this objective function is critical to give desirable solutions for driving a system to a desirable state or along a desired trajectory. Common objective statements relate to economic, safety, operability, environmental, or related objectives. Two common objective functions are shown below as squared error and l1-norm forms1.
Squared Error Objective
- Hedengren, J. D. and Asgharzadeh Shishavan, R., Powell, K.M., and Edgar, T.F., Nonlinear Modeling, Estimation and Predictive Control in APMonitor, Computers and Chemical Engineering, Volume 70, pg. 133–148, 2014. Article