Optimal sensor network design for observability of complex systems

Abbas Chamseddine, Hassan Noura, Thibaut Raharijaona

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Plants instrumentation is a crucial issue due to the importance of sensors in allowing the observability and in increasing the redundancy and the reliability. However, the task of designing a sensor network becomes complicated when the complexity of the system increases. In this paper, a strategy is proposed to design a minimal sensor network ensuring the observability of complex systems. The strategy is based on the decomposition of complex systems into subsystems. This decomposition helps in treating each subsystem separately and in allowing the use of reduced order observers rather than a large scale observer for the whole system. An example is given to illustrate the proposed strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2007 American Control Conference, ACC
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2007 American Control Conference, ACC - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2007Jul 13 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Other2007 American Control Conference, ACC
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York, NY

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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