In this paper, fractional order system observability is discussed. A representation of these systems that involves a classical linear integer system and a system described by a parabolic equation is used to define the system real state and to conclude that the system state cannot be observed. However, it is also shown that the state space like representation usually encountered in the literature for fractional systems, can be used to design Luenberger like observers that permit an estimation of important variables in the system.

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