ECE 553 - System Identification

Description:  Credit 4. On-line and off-line identification of control systems in frequency and time domain, considering noise effects, nonlinearities, nonstationarities and distributed parameters.

Prerequisite:  ECE 550

Textbooks:  "Identification of Systems", D. Graupe, 2nd Ed., Krieger Publishing Co.,

Reference:  "Dynamic System Identification", G.C. Goodwyn & R.L. Payne, Academic Press, 1977.


  • Preliminaries & model structures identification via special inputs 
  • Frequency domain methods 
  • Step and pulse response methods of high order systems 
  • Identification by pseudo random inputs 
  • Nonlinear systems: volterra series 
  • Linear & nonlinear time domain identification via batch and sequential least squares 
  • Gradient and sequential gradient 
  • Heuristic methods for nonlinear systems 
  • Quazilinearization (discrete & continuous) 
  •  Invariant imbedding for linear & NL systems 
  • Distributed parameters system identification 
  • Non stationary system identification 
  • System-performance sensitivity to identification errors