A new formulation of Q-Markov covariance equivalent realization Academic Article uri icon


  • The Q-Markov Covariance Equivalent Realization (Q-Markov Cover) is a state space realization which matches the first Q Markov parameters and covariance parameters of a system. King, Desai, and Skelton [5] developed a generalized approach to generate Q-Markov Covers. Desai and Skelton [3] presented a recursive computational algorithm for generating Q-Markov Covers when Q is very large. Based on the works of the above two papers, we developed a new formula for generating Q-Markov Covers, and also an algorithm to compute them when Q is very large. The new formula has been applied for model identification of large flexible structures by Liu and Skelton [6-8]. Compared with previously developed formulas and algorithms, the new formula and algorithm are relatively straightforward and easy to program. This formula may simplify the further analytical study of Q-Markov Covers and its application to system identification. 1993.

published proceedings

  • Applied Mathematics and Computation

author list (cited authors)

  • Liu, K., & Skelton, R.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Liu, K||Skelton, R

publication date

  • January 1993