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Design of nonlinear observers by a two-step-transformation. (English) Zbl 0599.93007
Algebraic and geometric methods in nonlinear control theory, Proc. Conf., Paris 1985, Math. Appl., D. Reidel Publ. Co. 29, 89-98 (1986).
[For the entire collection see Zbl 0596.00024.]
A certain class of nonlinear time-variant systems can be transformed into a generalized observer canonical form which enables a systematic observer design by linear methods. This paper deals with the derivation of such a transformation which is carried out in two steps.

93B17 Transformations
93B10 Canonical structure
93C10 Nonlinear systems in control theory
93B07 Observability
93C99 Model systems in control theory
93C15 Control/observation systems governed by ordinary differential equations