Cover: Identification of linear systems via numerical inversion of Laplace transforms

Identification of linear systems via numerical inversion of Laplace transforms

Published 1964

by Richard Ernest Bellman, H. H. Natsuyama, Robert E. Kalaba

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A discussion of a fundamental problem in adaptive control; namely, that of identifying the parameters of a system on the basis of observations of a process which the system undergoes. The quasilinearization technique provides a general method for identifying linear systems based on the ability to invert Laplace transforms numerically. The method uses irregularly spaced observations and is extremely fast. Results of a test calculation for a second-order linear system are given.

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