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Course EIT-AUT-451-K-4

Modeling and Identification (3V+1U, 5.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 5.0 CP
3 V Lecture 42 h 64 h
1 U Lecture hall exercise class 14 h 30 h
(3V+1U) 5.0 CP 56 h 94 h


CP, Effort 5.0 CP = 150 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [4] Bachelor (Specialization)
Language [EN] English
Area of study [EIT-AUT] Automation Control
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • Definition of systems and subsystems
  • Theoretical (first-principle) modelling (set up equations in electrical, mechanical and thermal systems)
  • Identification of non-parametric models (step response, impulse response, frequency response)
  • Empirical approaches to get transfer functions
  • Correlation analysis, random variables and stochastic processes
  • Least-squares approaches (performance index, direct solution and recursive solution), weighted least-squares and its property
  • Analysis of the performance of least-squares estimates
  • Prediction error method
  • Instrumental variables approaches
  • Subspace identification approaches
  • Identification of closed-loop systems
  • Model analysis, model validation and model reduction


  • Isermann, Rolf.: Identification of Dynamic Systems. Springer Verlag. 1. Auflage, 2011.
  • Verhaegen, M.; V. Verdult. Filtering and system identification. Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  • Ljung, L.: System Identification: Theory for the User. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall, 2. Auflage 1999
  • Söderstrom, T.; Stoica, P.: System identification. Prentica Hall, 1989.
  • Wernstedt, J.: Experimentelle Prozessanalyse. VEB Verlag, 1989.


Blackboard, Slides (PowerPoint, PDF), lecture-specific website, exercises in MATLAB/Simulink

Requirements for attendance (informal)

State space models, transfer functions


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [EIT-AUT-451-K-4]

Module Name Context
[EIT-AUT-451-M-4] Modeling and Identification P: Obligatory 3V+1U, 5.0 LP