The identification of nonlinear biological systems: Wiener and Hammerstein cascade models

Biol Cybern. 1986;55(2-3):135-44. doi: 10.1007/BF00341929.


Systems that can be represented by a cascade of a dynamic linear subsystem preceded (Hammerstein cascade model) or followed (Wiener cascade model) by a static nonlinearity are considered. Various identification schemes that have been proposed for the Hammerstein and Wiener systems are critically reviewed with reference to the special problems that arise in the identification of nonlinear biological systems. Examples of Wiener and Hammerstein systems are identified from limited duration input-output data using an iterative identification scheme.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Kinetics
  • Mathematics
  • Methods
  • Models, Biological*