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Butterworth filters as tracking differentiators
  • philip olivier
philip olivier
Engineering Analysis and Design

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This letter describes how traditional Butterworth low pass filters can enhance the performance of the tracking differentiator introduced by Han by mitigating the effect of additive high frequency noise that corrupts the output measurement. The tracking differentiator obtains much of its utility from its realization in cascaded integral form. By combining the cascaded integral form realization of Butterworth low pass filters with its the noise rejection features one can design a tracking differentiator that is efficiently tuned to reject high frequency output noise.