Acronym DENO
Name DEvelopment of Nonlinear Observers
Funding Reference FCT - PTDC/EEA-ACR/67020/2006
Dates 2007-09|2010-12

During the last few decades there has been an extensive study on the design of observers for nonlinear systems. An observer or estimator can be defined as a process that provides in real time the estimate of the state (or some function of it) of the plant from partial and possibly noisy measurements of the inputs and outputs and inexact knowledge of the initial condition. The aim of this project is to Develop Nonlinear Observers (DENO) that are provably accurate by construction. In particular, to assure that the research is driven by high-impact application areas, the DENO project will focus on the following class of nonlinear observers:
– Minimum-energy and H-infinity state estimators for systems with implicit outputs;
– Range observers;
– Multi-model adaptive estimators;
– State estimators of networked systems.

Research Groups Dynamical Systems and Ocean Robotics Lab (DSOR)
Project Partners Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica - Universidade de Coimbra (P), Center for Control, Dynamical-systems, and Computation - University of California Santa Barbara (USA)
ISR/IST Responsible
António Pedro Aguiar