Measurement and control of flexible structures using distributed sensors

Douglas K. Lindner, Karl M. Reichard, William T. Baumann, Michael F. Barsky

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The use of distributed filtering to realize arbitrary scalar system outputs from the output of a distributed sensor is described. The set of scalar position measurements realizable using traditional point sensors is a subset of the set of scalar outputs realizable using distributed sensing over point sensing. Several examples are provided to illustrate applications of distributed filtering. It is shown that distributed-effect sensors can be used to implement functional observers, providing a significant reduction in compensator order.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2588-2592
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
StatePublished - 1990
EventProceedings of the 29th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control Part 5 (of 6) - Honolulu, HI, USA
Duration: Dec 5 1990Dec 7 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Control and Optimization


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