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Design of a common observer for two linear systems with unknown inputs
conference contributionposted on 2006-01-01, 00:00 authored by Hieu TrinhHieu Trinh, T Fernando
This paper considers the design of a common linear functional observer for two linear time-invariant systems with unknown inputs. A structure for a common observer which only uses the available output information is proposed. Here, for the proposed structure, we show that the simultaneous functional observation problem of two plants is reduced to a problem of designing two observers: the first is a full-order unknown input observer of one of the two systems; the second observer is a common unknown input observer of a system comprises two-connected systems. In general, the existence conditions for the second observer are very difficult to satisfy. This paper thus concludes that it is indeed very difficult to find a common observer for two linear systems with unknown inputs.