Joint state and parameter estimation for discrete-time polytopic linear parameter-varying systems

H.P.G.J. Beelen, M.C.F. Donkers

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Linear parameter-varying systems are very suitable for modelling nonlinear systems, since well-established methods from the linear-systems domain can be applied. Knowledge about the scheduling parameter is an important condition in this modelling framework. In case this parameter is not known, joint state and parameter-estimation methods can be employed, e.g., using interacting multiple-model estimation methods, or using an extended Kalman filter. However, these methods cannot be directly used in case the parameters lie in a polytopic set. Furthermore, these existing methods require tuning in order to have convergence and stability. In this paper, we propose to solve the joint-estimation problem in a two-step, Dual Estimation approach, where we first solve the parameter-estimation problem by solving a constrained optimisation problem in a recursive manner and secondly, employ a robust polytopic observer design for state estimation. Simulations show that our novel method outperforms the existing joint-estimation methods and is a promising first step for further research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9778-9783
Number of pages6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017
Event20th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC 2017 World Congress) - Toulouse, France
Duration: 9 Jul 201714 Jul 2017
Conference number: 20


  • LPV
  • observer design
  • parameter estimation
  • polytopic systems
  • State estimation


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