Doctoral student Zehor Belkhatir continues her excellent work.

Doctoral student Zehor Belkhatir continues her excellent work.

3/21/2018
​Doctoral student Zehor Belkhatir continues her excellent work. She got a IEEE Control Systems Letters​ accepted, last January. In this letter Zehor et. all proposed an estimation algorithm for the characterization of multiple point inputs for linear fractional order systems. First, using polynomial modulating functions method and a suitable change of variables the problem of estimating the locations and the amplitudes of a multi-pointwise input is decoupled into two algebraic systems of equations. The first system is nonlinear and solves for the time locations iteratively, whereas the second system is linear and solves for the input's amplitudes. Second, closed form formulas for both the time location and the amplitude are provided in the particular case of single point input. Finally, numerical examples are given to illustrate the performance of the proposed technique in both noise-free and noisy cases. The joint estimation of pointwise input and fractional differentiation orders is also presented. Furthermore, a discussion on the performance of the proposed algorithm is provided.