Identification of state-space linear parameter-varying models using artificial neural networks

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Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics


This paper presents an integrated structure of artificial neural networks, named state integrated matrix estimation (SIME), for linear parameter-varying (LPV) model identification. The proposed method simultaneously estimates states and explores structural dependency of matrix functions of a representative LPV model only using inputs/outputs data. The case with unknown (unmeasurable) states is circumvented by SIME using two estimators of the same state: one estimator represented by an ANN and the other obtained by LPV model equations. Minimizing the difference between these two estimators, as part of the cost function, is used to guarantee their consistency. The results from a complex nonlinear system, namely a reactivity controlled compression ignition (RCCI) engine, show high accuracy of the state-space LPV models obtained using the proposed SIME while requiring minimal hyperparameters tuning.

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