Observer design for singularly perturbed systems

Project description

This project aims to provide a framework for observer design for singularly perturbed systems, analyse performance/robustness of such designs and apply it to engineering problems.

Estimating unmeasured physical variables from available measurements is essential in engineering and science, but is hard when the system exhibits multiple time scales. This is common as dynamics occurring on much faster time scales age engineered systems’ physical properties, but tools to deal with these systems do not exist. This project aims to provide the fundamental science to estimate systems exhibiting multiple time scales.

These results are expected to improve condition monitoring in a range of autonomous systems from the mechanical, electrical and power domains.


Australian Research Council


  • Chris Manzie, Professor & MIDAS Director, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Dragan Nešić, Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering