Before you can import time-domain data into the System Identification app, you must import the data into the MATLAB® workspace, as described in Time-Domain Data Representation.
To import data into the app:
Type the following command in the MATLAB Command Window to open the app:
In the System Identification app window, select Import data > Time domain data. This action opens the Import Data dialog box.
Specify the following options:
Input — Enter the MATLAB variable name (column vector or matrix) or a MATLAB expression that represents the input data. The expression must evaluate to a column vector or matrix.
Output — Enter the MATLAB variable name (column vector or matrix) or a MATLAB expression that represents the output data. The expression must evaluate to a column vector or matrix.
Data name — Enter the name of the data set, which appears in the System Identification app window after the import operation is completed.
Starting time — Enter the starting value of the time axis for time plots.
Sampling interval — Enter the actual sampling interval in the experiment. For more information about this setting, see Specifying the Data Sampling Interval.
Tip The System Identification Toolbox™ product uses the sampling interval during model estimation and to set the horizontal axis on time plots. If you transform a time-domain signal to a frequency-domain signal, the Fourier transforms are computed as discrete Fourier transforms (DFTs) using this sampling interval.
(Optional) In the Data Information area, click More to expand the dialog box and enter the following settings:
InterSample — This options specifies the behavior of the input signals between samples during data acquisition. It is used when transforming models from discrete-time to continuous-time and when resampling the data.
zoh (zero-order hold) indicates that the input was piecewise-constant during data acquisition.
foh (first-order hold) indicates that the output was piecewise-linear during data acquisition.
bl (bandwidth-limited behavior) specifies that the continuous-time input signal has zero power above the Nyquist frequency (equal to the inverse of the sampling interval).
Period — Enter Inf to specify a nonperiodic input. If the underlying time-domain data was periodic over an integer number of periods, enter the period of the input signal.
Input — Enter a string to specify the name of one or more input channels.
Output — Enter a string to specify the name of one or more output channels.
Physical Units of Variables
Input — Enter a string to specify the input units.
Output — Enter a string to specify the output units.
Notes — Enter comments about the experiment or the data. For example, you might enter the experiment name, date, and a description of experimental conditions. Models you estimate from this data inherit your data notes.
Click Import. This action adds a new data icon to the System Identification app window.
Click Close to close the Import Data dialog box.