Experiment design for improved frequency domain subspace system identification of continuous-time systems
Journal article, 2015
A widely used approach for identification of linear, time-invariant, MIMO (multi-input/multi output) systems from continuous-time frequency response data is to solve it in discrete-time domain using subspace based identification algorithm incorporated with a bilinear transformation. However, the bilinear transformation maps the distribution of the frequency lines from continuous-time domain to discrete-time domain in a non-linear fashion which may make identification algorithm to be ill-conditioned. In this paper we propose a solution to get around this problem by designing a dedicated frequency sampling strategy. Promising results are obtained when the algorithm is applied to synthetic data from a 6DOF mass-spring model.
Frequency sampling strategy