A state observer for a special class of MIMO nonlinear systems and its application to induction motor

Sungryul Lee, Euntai Kim, Mignon Park

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This paper presents an observer design methodology for a special class of MIMO nonlinear systems. First, we characterize the class of MIMO nonlinear systems that consists of the linear observable part and the nonlinear part with a block triangular structure. Also, the similarity transformation that plays an important role in proving the convergence of the proposed observer is generalized to MIMO systems. Since the gain of the proposed observer minimizes a nonlinear part of the system to suppress for the stability of the error dynamics, it improves the transient performance of the high gain observer. Moreover, by using the generalized similarity transformation, it is shown that under some observability and boundedness conditions, the proposed observer guarantees the global exponential convergence to zero of the estimation error. Finally, the simulation results for induction motor are included to illustrate the validity of our design scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)866-873
Number of pages8
JournalIEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Apr


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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