A two-stage algorithm for identification of nonlinear dynamic systems

Kang Li, Jian Xun Peng, E.W. Bai

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This paper investigates the two-stage stepwise identification for a class of nonlinear dynamic systems that can be described by linear-in-the-parameters models, and the model has to be built from a very large pool of basis functions or model terms. The main objective is to improve the compactness of the model that is obtained by the forward stepwise methods, while retaining the computational efficiency. The proposed algorithm first generates an initial model using a forward stepwise procedure. The significance of each selected term is then reviewed at the second stage and all insignificant ones are replaced, resulting in an optimised compact model with significantly improved performance. The main contribution of this paper is that these two stages are performed within a well-defined regression context, leading to significantly reduced computational complexity. The efficiency of the algorithm is confirmed by the computational complexity analysis, and its effectiveness is demonstrated by the simulation results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1189-1197
Number of pages9
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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