Teaching system identification through interactivity

J. L. Guzmán, Daniel Rivera, S. Dormido, M. Berenguel

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations


The paper describes the main features of an interactive software tool developed in support of system identification education. This Interactive Tool for System Identification Education (ITSIE) provides two distinct functional modes that are very useful from an educational point of view. The simulation mode enables the student to evaluate the main stages of system identification, from input signal design through model validation, simultaneously and interactively in one screen on a user-specified dynamical system. The real data mode allows the user to load experimental data obtained externally and identify suitable models in an interactive fashion. The interactive tool enables students to discover a myriad of fundamental system identification concepts with a much lower learning curve than existing methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication8th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Control Education, ACE 2009
Number of pages6
EditionPART 1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event8th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Control Education, ACE 2009 - Kumamoto, Japan
Duration: Oct 21 2009Oct 23 2009

Publication series

NameIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
NumberPART 1
ISSN (Print)1474-6670


Other8th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Control Education, ACE 2009


  • Experimental design
  • Interactivity
  • Model validation
  • Prediction-error estimation
  • System identification education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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