Recently, we have implemented an MPC controller for the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system in our lab in Etcheverry. This has been implemented via Matlab using YALMIP (http://users.isy.liu.se/johanl/yalmip/). We would like to update this project to use BLOM, the Berkeley Library for Optimization Modeling. To learn more about BLOM, please visit http://www.mpc.berkeley.edu/software/blom.
Recommended Coursework: ME 132/134 required. It would also be useful to be taking / have taken ME 231 or another course that covers MPC. A course in Optimization is also recommended.
Required Skills: Understanding of controls, familiarity with optimization
Recommended Skills: Simulink, YALMIP
Hours per week: 10
Length of Project: 1 semester