Identification of linear system on the basis of two tests. (English. Russian original) Zbl 0709.93022

Sov. Phys., Dokl. 35, No. 2, 109-110 (1990); translation from Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 310, No. 4, 807-809 (1990).
This paper introduces a non-parametric method for determining the weighting function of a linear system, from measurements of systems output and input signals. More specifically, the problem is to solve, with respect to h(t), the following integral Volterra equation of the first kind, \[ y(t)=\int^{t}_{0}h(t-s)u(s)ds, \] where t denotes time, and y(t) and u(t) are the output and input, respectively. It is shown in the paper that h(t), for t in a given interval, can be determined from the system’s responses to two special sinusoidal inputs. Possible measurement errors are included in the analysis of the performance of the proposed method.
Reviewer: P.Stoica


93B30 System identification
93C05 Linear systems in control theory
93C30 Control/observation systems governed by functional relations other than differential equations (such as hybrid and switching systems)
45D05 Volterra integral equations