Applications of System Identification

  • Robert Kalaba
  • Karl Spingarn
Part of the Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Science and Engineering book series (MCSENG)


System identification problems occur in many diverse fields. In this chapter, two examples are given with numerical results. The first example is for blood glucose regulation parameter estimation. The blood glucose concentration increases when glucose is administered in mammals. This results in an increase in the plasma insulin concentration. The insulin accelerates the rate of disappearance of glucose from the plasma compartment and the blood sugar quickly returns to its normal value. A linear two-compartment model is used to model the process. The parameters of the model are estimated using the methods of Chapters 5 and 6.


Unknown Parameter Minimal Model Blood Glucose Concentration Linear Algebraic Equation Plasma Insulin Concentration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Kalaba
    • 1
  • Karl Spingarn
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Hughes Aircraft CompanyLos AngelesUSA

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