Seminar at IST, Universität Stuttgart 2016


Departing from a waterbed effect for the modeling accuracy, inherent in all full scale model estimation, and the Cramer-Rao bound, that limits performance of data driven methods, we discuss how to do data driven control design for complex systems. We compare direct design, when data is used to directly tune a controller, with indirect design, where a model is used as a proxy for the information contained in the data. We argue that broad band excitation in experiments for complex systems may lead to poor performance and discuss application oriented experiment design as a way to cope with this. We show that this technique leads to intuitive appealing designs which alleviate the choice of model structure, the hardest problem in system identification.

Stuttgart, Germany
Håkan Hjalmarsson
Professor of Signal Processing

My research interests cover system identification, process modeling and control, and communication network