An energy based formalism for state estimation and motion control
Shoukry Mohammed Khalil, Islam (2011) An energy based formalism for state estimation and motion control. [Thesis]
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This work presents an energy based state estimation formalism for a class of dynamical systems with inaccessible/unknown outputs and systems at which sensor utilization is costly, impractical or measurements can not be taken. The physical interactions among most of the dynamical subsystems represented mathematically in terms of Dirac structures allow power exchange through the power ports of these subsystems. Power exchange is conceptually considered as information exchange among the dynamical subsystems and further utilized to develop a natural feedback-like information from a class of dynamical systems with inaccessible/unknown outputs. The feedback-like information is utilized in realizing state observers for this class of dynamical systems. Necessary and sufficient conditions for observability are studied. In addition, estimation error asymptotic convergence stability of the proposed energy based state variable observer is proved for systems with linear and nonlinear dynamics. Robustness of the asymptotic convergence stability is analyzed over a range of parameter deviations, model uncertainties and unknown initial conditions. The proposed energy based state estimation formalism allows realization of the motion and force control from measurements taken from a single subsystem within the entire dynamical system. This in turn allows measurements to be taken from this single subsystem, whereas the rest of the dynamical system is kept free from measurements. Experiments are conducted on dynamical systems with single input and multiple inaccessible outputs in order to verify the validity of the proposed energy based state estimation and control formalism.
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