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Synthesis of Havriliak-Negami functions for time-domain system identification

Abstract : Fractional differentiation models have proven their usefulness in representing high dimensional systems with only few parameters. Generally, two elementary fractional functions are used in time-domain identification: Cole-Cole and Davidson-Cole functions. A third elementary function, called Havriliak-Negami, generalizes both previous ones and is particularly dedicated to dielectric systems. The use of this function is however not very popular in timedomain identification because it has no simple analytical impulse response. The only synthesis method of Havriliak-Negami elementary functions proposed in the literature is based on diffusive representation which sets restrictive conditions on fractional orders. A new synthesis method, with no such restrictions, is developed in this paper. For that purpose Havriliak-Negami function is first split into a Davidson-Cole function and a complementary one. Both functions are then synthesized in a limited frequency band using poles and zeros recursive distribution developed by Oustaloup (1995). As an example, this Havriliak-Negami function is used for a thermal system modeling.
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Laurent Sommacal, Pierre Melchior, Rachid Malti, Alain Oustaloup. Synthesis of Havriliak-Negami functions for time-domain system identification. 17th World IFAC Congress, Jul 2008, Seoul, South Korea. pp.14283-14288. ⟨hal-00406753⟩



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