Identification of dynamic networks with rank-reduced process noise

H.H.M.. Weerts, P.M.J. Van den Hof, A.G. Dankers

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In dynamic network identification usually the assumption is made that there is a full rank process noise affecting the network. For large scale networks with many variables this assumption is not realistic as the noise could be generated by a limited number of sources. We extend prediction error identification methods by allowing rank-reduced process noise in the network. The developed method is based on a modification of the typical predictor expression and an appropriate modification of the identification criterion. It is shown that this method leads to consistent estimates, and we provide a method to reduce the variance of the estimates, which is confirmed by simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10562-10567
Number of pages6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017


  • dynamic networks
  • rank-reduced noise
  • System identification


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