Nonlinear State Estimation and Feedback Control of Nonlinear and Bilinear Distributed Parameter Systems Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper presents a theory of nonlinear state observers for nonlinear and bilinear distributed parameter systems. Convergence results are proved for these observers. Linear feedback control derived from such state observers is applied to the distributed parameter system and conditions are presented for closed-loop stability. The emphasis is on finite dimensional state observers and controllers (which can be implemented with on-line computers) and conditions for their successful operation with infinite dimensional distributed parameter systems.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurement and Control

author list (cited authors)

  • Balas, M. J.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Balas, MJ

publication date

  • June 1981