Observability canonical (phase-variable) form for non-linear time- variable systems. (English) Zbl 0546.93011

Summary: An observability canonical form for non-linear time-variable systems, \(\dot x=f(x,u,t)\), \(y=h(x,u,t)\), is introduced by analogy with the corresponding linear phase-variable forms. The transformation into observability canonical form follows from the non-linear observability map, whose Jacobian must be assumed to be a regular matrix in the considered domains of state x, input u and time t. If this observability matrix can be inverted analytically or numerically, the transformation into the observability canonical coordinates can be achieved directly. As opposed to linear systems, the non-linear observability canonical form with input depends, additionally, on the time derivatives of the input. This restricts a practical implementation.


93B10 Canonical structure
93C10 Nonlinear systems in control theory
93C99 Model systems in control theory
93B07 Observability
93B17 Transformations
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