IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol.63, No.12, 4317-4322, 2018
Guaranteed State Estimation for Nonlinear Discrete-Time Systems via Indirectly Implemented Polytopic Set Computation
This paper proposes a new set-membership technique to implement polytopic set computation for nonlinear discrete-time systems indirectly. The proposed set-membership technique is applied to solve the guaranteed state estimation problem for nonlinear discrete-time systems with a bounded description of noises and parameters. A common practice for this problem in the literature is to search an optimal zonotope to bound the intersection of the evolved uncertain state trajectory and the region of the state space consistent with the observed output at each observation update. The new approach keeps the polytopic set resulting from the intersection intact and computes the evolution of this intact polytopic set for the next time step through representing the polytopic set exactly by the intersection of zonotopes. Such an approach avoids the over-approximation bounding process at each observation update, and thus, a more accurate state estimation can be obtained. An illustrative example is provided to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed guaranteed state estimation via indirectly implemented polytopic set computation.