finite element method; observer; partial differential equation
The central part in the process of solving the observer problem for nonlinear systems is to find a solution of a partial differential equation of first order. The original method proposed to solve this equation used expansions into Taylor polynomials, however, it suffers from rather restrictive assumptions while the approach proposed here allows to generalize these requirements. Its characteristic feature is that it is based on the application of the Finite Element Method. An illustrating example is provided.