Estimation of Liquid Level in a Harsh Environment Using Chaotic Observer

Vighnesh Shenoy, K. V. Santhosh

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The increased demand for liquid level measurement has been a key factor in designing accurate and reliable control systems. Here, a study was carried out to calculate the liquid level in a tank using a pressure sensor for changes in inlet liquid parameters like temperature, density and velocity. Prediction of their variables for the long term is essential due to the randomness present in the input and measurement. Hence, observer design for state estimation of a non-linear dynamic system with uncertainties in the measurement and process becomes important. This work provides a feedback observer solution for a system with multiple inputs and single measurable output. A full state observer model is developed to estimate a system's states with a sensor placed at a definite position from the pipe's input point through which the liquid flows at different densities and temperatures. Using the observability properties, Luenberger full state observer is designed by various methods, verified using MATLAB and SIMULINK for the system state estimation. To incorporate process noise and measurement noise, the Kalman estimator is integrated with the system. Chaotic systems are susceptible to initial conditions, variations in parameters and are complex dynamic systems. However, providing consistently precise measurements through particular meters necessitates time-consuming computations that can be reduced by employing machine learning approaches that make use of optimizers. The results obtained are compared with the prediction models obtained using Artificial Neural Networks and are validated through the readings obtained from the experimental setup.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)566-582
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Robotics and Control (JRC)
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 09-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


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