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Nonlinear Observer Design for Guidance and Traction of Railway Vehicles

Authors: Andreas Heckmann, Christoph Schwarz, Alexander Keck, Tilman Bünte

Published in: Advances in Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

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Abstract

State observer design turned out to be crucial in several recent railway vehicles projects on active control and condition monitoring at DLR, but may also be useful for emerging technologies like the cyber physical system and the digital twin approach or the realization of predictive maintenance concepts. With this background and motivation the paper presents a process in three steps: (i) an initial analysis results in a physical model, (ii) the subsequent transfer to state space representation facilitates the prove of observability and (iii) the observer synthesis supports the design of the observer feedback law. Results from two projects, one related to longitudinal or traction dynamics, the other associated to the guidance task of independently rotating wheels, demonstrate the application of the observer design process and offers a comparison of observer estimates with measurements.
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Metadata
Title
Nonlinear Observer Design for Guidance and Traction of Railway Vehicles
Authors
Andreas Heckmann
Christoph Schwarz
Alexander Keck
Tilman Bünte
Copyright Year
2020
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-38077-9_75

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