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

More information on this event

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.

PRE-REQUISITES

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.

PROGRAMME

You can register and pay on the SACAC website.
Otherwise, please email the followings details to
Ms Keri Garland at secretariat@sacac.org.za
Name
Company
SACAC Member: Yes/No
Contact Number
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
Lie Derivatives

Session 2: Observability Theory (1)
Non-linear Observability
Examples

10:00 – 10:15 Tea Break

Session 3: Observability Theory (2)
Linear Observability
Kalman Decomposition
Examples

12:15 – 13:00 Lunch Break

Session 3: Kalman Filters (1)
Theory
Extended Kalman Filter
Unscented Kalman Filter

14:30 – 14:45 Tea Break

Session 4: Kalman Filters (2)
Examples

16:30 Closing and Evaluation

COURSE FEES

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
Website: https://www.sacac.org.za

VENUE

Stellenbosch University
Further information will be provided closer to the date of
the course.