On analytic and algebraic observability of nonlinear delay systems
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2010
The observability of nonlinear delay systems has previously been defined in an algebraic setting by a rank condition on modules over noncommutative rings. We introduce an analytic definition of observability to ensure the local uniqueness of state and initial conditions that correspond to a given input-output behaviour. It is shown that an algebraically observable delay system can be reformulated as a system of ordinary differential equations. Analytic observability is then decided by the local uniqueness of solutions to a boundary value problem for this ODE system. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.