Multi-Rate Observer Design Using Asynchronous Inter-Sample Output Predictions
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© 2017 American Automatic Control Council (AACC). In this paper, the problem of observer design in linear multi-output systems with asynchronous sampling is addressed. The proposed multi-rate observer is based on a continuous-time Luenberger observer design coupled with an inter-sample predictor for each sampled measurement, which generates an estimate of the output in between consecutive measurements. The sampling times are not necessarily uniformly spaced, but there exists a maximum sampling period among all the sensors. Sufficient and explicit conditions are derived to guarantee exponential stability of the multi-rate observer. The proposed framework of multi-rate observer design is applied to estimate the amount of active catalyst sites in a gas-phase polyethylene reactor, with a convergence rate that is comparable to the case of continuous measurements.
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