Resilient Design of Discrete-Time Observers with General Criteria Using LMIs
Mathematical and Computer Modelling
Much of the recent work on robust control or observer design has focused on preservation of stability of the controlled system or the convergence of the observer in the presence of parameter perturbations in the plant equations. The present work addresses the important problem of resilience or nonfragility which is the maintenance of convergence or performance when the observer is erroneously implemented due possibly to computational errors, e.g., round off errors in digital implementation or sensor errors. A linear matrix inequality approach is presented that maximizes performance in the implementation based on the knowledge of an upper bound on the error in the observer gain. Some design examples are provided for illustration purposes.