Q-Markov covariance equivalent realization and its application to flexible structure identification Academic Article uri icon


  • The Q-Markov covariance equivalent realization algorithm is applied to NASAs Minimast structure to identify state-space models for the purpose of designing closed-loop controllers, and laboratory test results are shown for the identification and for the closed-loop performance. The paper also presents for the first time a deterministic formulation of co variance parameters from a pulse response, a stochastic formulation of Markov parameters from a white-noise response, and a simple Q-Markov covariance equivalent realization formulation. This requires only pulse laboratory tests or only white-noise laboratory tests to generate Q-Markov covariance equivalent realizations. 1993 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., All rights reserved.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics

author list (cited authors)

  • Liu, K., & Skelton, R. E.

citation count

  • 37

complete list of authors

  • Liu, Ketao||Skelton, Robert E

publication date

  • March 1993