1996 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - Information, Intelligence and Systems, Beijing, China, 14 - 17 October 1996, pp.134-136
In the design of a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller for a process three parameters have to be specified: proportional gain, integral gain and derivative gain. The performance of the controller directly depends on these parameters. In order to specify the appropriate values of the parameters in a acceptable time a robust and quick method is required This letter describes a new method for tuning the control parameters of PID controller. The method is based on the tabu search algorithm which is a general heuristic procedure for guiding search in a complex search space to find global optimal solutions for difficult problems.