Optimal greenhouse cultivation control: survey and perspectives

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Abstract: A survey is presented of the literature on greenhouse climate control, positioning the various solutions and paradigms in the framework of optimal control. A separation of timescales allows the separation of the economic optimal control problem of greenhouse cultivation into an off-line problem at the tactical level, and an on-line problem at the operational level. This paradigm is used to classify the literature into three categories: focus on operational control, focus on the tactical level, and truly integrated control. Integrated optimal control warrants the best economical result, and provides a systematic way to design control systems for the innovative greenhouses of the future. Research issues and perspectives are listed as well.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventAgricontrol 2010, IFAC, Kyoto, Japan -
Duration: 6 Dec 20106 Dec 2010


ConferenceAgricontrol 2010, IFAC, Kyoto, Japan


  • Dynamic optimization
  • Greenhouse climate control
  • Model predictive control
  • Optimal control
  • Receding horizon control


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