14th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, SYSID 2006

SYSID-2006 Paper Abstract


Paper FrB5.1

Gevers, Michel (Univ. catholique de Louvain), Bombois, Xavier (Delft Univ. of Tech.)

Input Design: From Open-Loop to Control-Oriented Design

Scheduled for presentation during the Invited Session "Input and Perturbation Signal Design for System Identification II" (FrB5), Friday, March 31, 2006, 15:30−15:50, Mulubinba Room

14th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, March 29 - 31, 2006, Newcastle, Australia

This information is tentative and subject to change. Compiled on July 16, 2018

Keywords Input and Excitation Design, Identification for Control, Error Quantification


In this paper we briefly review the evolution of the main tools and results for optimal experiment design for system identification. The initial work dates back to the seventies and focused on the accuracy of the parameters of the input-output transfer function estimate. In the eighties, new formulas for the variance of transfer function estimates based on high-order model approximations led to the first goal-oriented experiment design results. The recent trend is to address control-oriented optimal design questions using the more accurate parameter covariance formulas for finite order models.