CONTROLO 2016 pp 179-188 | Cite as

Optimal Control for an Irrigation Problem with Several Fields and Common Reservoir

  • Sofia O. LopesEmail author
  • Fernando A. C. C. Fontes
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 402)


In a previous study, the authors developed the planning of the water used in the irrigation systems of a given farmland in order to ensure that the field cultivation is in a good state of preservation. In this paper, we introduce a model to minimize the water flowing into a reservoir that supplies different fields with different types of crops. This model is described as an optimal control problem where the water flow from a tap and the water used in the fields are the controls. The trajectories are described as the humidity in the soil and the amount of water in the reservoir.


Sugar Cane Optimal Control Problem Irrigation System Rain Fall Rainfall Model 
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Research carried out while the 2nd author was a visiting scholar at Texas A&M University, College Station, USA. The support from Texas A&M and FEDER/COMPETE2020-POCI/FCT funds through grants POCI-01-0145-FEDER-006933 - SYSTEC, PTDC/EEI-AUT/2933/2014 and UID/MAT/00013/2013 are acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CMAT and Departamento de Matemática e AplicaçõesUniversidade do MinhoGuimarãesPortugal
  2. 2.Systec-ISR, Faculdade de EngenhariaUniversidade do PortoPortoPortugal

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