Improving mechanical ventilation for patient care through repetitive control

Joey M.F. Reinders, Ruben Verkade, B.G.B. Hunnekens, Nathan van de Wouw, Tom A.E. Oomen

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Mechanical ventilators sustain life of patients that are unable to breathe (sufficiently) on their own. The aim of this paper is to improve pressure tracking performance of mechanical ventilators for a wide variety of sedated patients. This is achieved by utilizing the repetitive nature of sedated ventilation through repetitive control. A systematic design procedure of a repetitive controller for mechanical ventilation is presented. Thereafter, the controller is implemented in an experimental setup showing superior tracking performance for a variety of patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1415-1420
Number of pages6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event21st World Congress of the International Federation of Aufomatic Control (IFAC 2020 World Congress) - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 12 Jul 202017 Jul 2020
Conference number: 21


  • Learning control
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Repetitive control
  • Respiratory systems


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