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Polytopic Modeling and State Observer Synthesis for Suspension System with Variant Damping and Stiffness 2001-01-1579

This paper presents the polytopic modeling method and state variable observer design approach for semi-active suspension with changeable damping and variant stiffness elements. And such semi-active suspension system is suitable to be modeled as a dynamic polytopic system where the extreme vertices of damping and stiffness values are taken as the convex vertices of polytope. Thus, a dynamic polytopic model is the convex synthesis with all the vertex system dynamics and linear system theory can be applied to the system at each vertex. Herein, the conventional Kalman filter theory is utilized to design the observer for each vertex system, then the polytopic observer is formulated by a convex synthesis. The proposed observer design approach is testified by numerical study and vehicle test.


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