State and fault estimation for infinitely unobservable descriptor systems using sliding mode observers

Jeremy Hor Teong Ooi, Chee Pin Tan, Kok Yew Ng

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    Abstract

    This paper presents a novel scheme for estimating states and faults for a class of infinitely unobservable descriptor systems using sliding mode observers (SMOs). Treating certain states of the original infinitely unobservable system as unknown inputs results in a reduced-order system that is infinitely observable. Then by designing the SMO based on the reduced-order system, state estimation and fault reconstruction is achieved, thus relaxing the infinite observability requirement of the original system. The necessary and sufficient conditions in terms of the original system matrices are also investigated. A simulation example verifies the claims made in this paper.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1458 - 1461
    Number of pages4
    JournalAsian Journal of Control
    Volume17
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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