In this chapter, an intelligent algorithmic tuning technique suitable for real-time system tuning based on hill climbing optimization algorithm and model reference adaptive control (MRAC) system technique is proposed. Although many adaptive control tuning methodologies depend partially or completely on online plant system identification, the proposed method uses only the model that is used to design the original controller, leading to simplified calculations that do not require neither high processing power nor long processing time, as opposed to identification technique calculations. Additionally, a modified hill climbing algorithm that is developed in this research is specifically designed, configured and tailored for the automatic tuning of control systems. The modified hill climbing algorithm uses a systematic movement when searching for new solution candidates. The algorithm measures the quality of the solution candidate based on error function. The error function is generated by comparing the system response with a desired reference response. The algorithm tests new solution candidates using step signals iteratively. The results showed the algorithm effectiveness to drive the system response. The simulation results illustrate that the method schemes proposed in this study show a viable and versatile solution to deal with controller tuning for systems with model inaccuracies as well as controller real-time calibration problem.
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