This paper combines polynomial chaos theory with maximum likelihood estimation for a novel approach to recursive parameter estimation in state-space systems. A simulation study compares the proposed approach with the extended Kalman filter to estimate the value of an unknown damping coefficient of a nonlinear Van der Pol oscillator. The results of the simulation study suggest that the proposed polynomial chaos estimator gives comparable results to the filtering method but may be less sensitive to user-defined tuning parameters. Because this recursive estimator is applicable to linear and nonlinear dynamic systems, the authors portend that this novel formulation will be useful for a broad range of estimation problems.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering