SOUFLAS, I., PEZOUVANIS, A. and EBRAHIMI, K.M., 2016. Nonlinear recursive estimation with estimability analysis for physical and semiphysical engine model parameters. Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurement and Control, 138(2), 024502.
A methodology for nonlinear recursive parameter estimation with parameter estimability analysis for physical and semi-physical engine models is presented. Orthogonal estimability analysis based on parameter sensitivity is employed with the purpose of evaluating a rank of estimable parameters given multiple sets of observation data that were acquired from a transient engine testing facility. The qualitative information gained from the estimability analysis is then used for estimating the estimable parameters by using two well-known nonlinear adaptive estimation algorithms known as Extended and Unscented Kalman Filters. The findings of this work contribute on understanding the real-world challenges which are involved in the effective implementation of system identification techniques suitable for online nonlinear estimation of parameters with physical interpretation.