S. Riverso, D. Rubini, and G. Ferrari-Trecate. Distributed bounded-error state estimation for partitioned systems based on practical robust positive invariance. Technical report, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione, Universita' degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy, 2013. arXiv:1311.4306
We propose a partition-based state estimator for linear discrete-time systems composed by coupled subsystems affected by bounded disturbances. The architecture is distributed in the sense that each subsystem is equipped with a local state estimator that exploits suitable pieces of information from parent subsystems. Moreover, differently from methods based on moving horizon estimation, our approach does not require the on-line solution to optimization problems. Our state-estimation scheme, that is based on the notion of practical robust positive invariance developed in (Rakovic et al., 2011), also guarantees satisfaction of constraints on local estimation errors and it can be updated with a limited computational effort when subsystems are added or removed.