We show that for linear dynamical systems with skew-adjoint generators, the initial state estimate given by the back and forth nudging method with colocated feedback, converges to the minimizer of the discrepancy between the measured and simulated outputs — given that the observer gains are chosen suitably and the system is exactly observable. If the system's generator A is essentially skew-adjoint and dissipative (with not too much dissipation), the colocated feedback has to be corrected by the operator eAteA∗t in order to obtain such convergence. In some special cases, a feasible approximation for this operator can be found analytically. The case with wave equation with constant dissipation will be presented.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Systems and Control Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2016|
- Back and forth nudging
- Output error minimization
- State estimation
- Variational data assimilation