EKF based parameter estimation for a heat exchanger

Arthur G.O. Mutambara, Marwan S.Y. Al-Haik

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This paper addresses the parameter estimation of a lumped counter-flow one plate heat exchanger. The empirical formulae of the heat transfer are included in the parameters to be estimated. The model is presented in state space form and the algorithm implemented utilizes the Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) to jointly estimate the model parameters and states in one augmented vector. From the results obtained in this paper the EKF method is better than system identification techniques which use optimization of parameters against a score function from math libraries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3918-3922
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the American Control Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 American Control Conference (99ACC) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: 2 Jun 19994 Jun 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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