The South African Council for Automation and Control will be presenting a one-day interactive course on model based observer design.
The aim is to determine which states and parameters of an observer model can be estimated with reasonable accuracy from available measurements. This can be established using observability theory. Once observability is established, development of Kalman filters will be discussed to estimate the unknown states and parameters. The grinding mill from the mineral processing industry will be used as the main illustrative example.
At the end of the event, attendees will be equipped to assess the observability of the states and parameters of a process model, and apply an Extended Kalman Filter to
estimate the unknowns.
The workshop will be presented by Dr Derik le Roux from the University of Pretoria.
The course is accredited for 1 CPD point: SAIEE-1813-V
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The workshop is intended for practitioners and academics involved with model-based design and implementation of
observers. The workshop will have a strong theoretical component, but with adequate examples and problems.
A background knowledge of linear system theory, state space models and linear algebra is recommended.
The workshop will be held in a computer laboratory with Matlab installed. Application examples will be presented in
Matlab on the computers. The Matlab code will be made available.
You can register and pay on the SACAC website.
Otherwise, please email the followings details to
Ms Keri Garland at firstname.lastname@example.org
SACAC Member: Yes/No
An invoices will be sent via email.
HOW TO REGISTER
08:00 – 8:30 Registration (Tea/Coffee)
Session 1: Background
Discretisation of Non-linear and Linear systems
Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
Session 2: Observability Theory (1)
10:00 – 10:15 Tea Break
Session 3: Observability Theory (2)
12:15 – 13:00 Lunch Break
Session 3: Kalman Filters (1)
Extended Kalman Filter
Unscented Kalman Filter
14:30 – 14:45 Tea Break
Session 4: Kalman Filters (2)
16:30 Closing and Evaluation
SACAC Members: R 2500
Non-members: R 3800
Students: R 1200
Fees include workshop material,
tea/coffee and lunch.
ENQUIRIES & INFORMATION
Keri Garland 011 021 8196
Derik le Roux 012 420 2201
Further information will be provided closer to the date of