New connections between frequency response functions for a class of nonlinear systems

D.J. Rijlaarsdam, T.A.E. Oomen, P.W.J.M. Nuij, J. Schoukens, Maarten Steinbuch

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The notion of frequency response functions has been generalized to nonlinear systems in several ways. However, a relation between different approaches has not yet been established. In this paper, frequency domain representations for nonlinear systems are uniquely connected. Specifically, by means of novel analytical results, the generalized frequency response function (GFRF) and the higher order sinusoidal input describing function (HOSIDF) for polynomial Wiener-Hammerstein systems are explicitly related. Necessary and sufficient conditions for this relation to exist and results on uniqueness and equivalence of the HOSIDF and GFRF are provided. Finally, a numerically efficient computational procedure is presented that allows to compute the GFRF from the HOSIDF and vice versa.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, 11-13 July 2012, Brussels
EditorsM. Kinnaert
Place of PublicationS.l.
ISBN (Print)978-3-902823-06-9
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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