Multiple ARX Model Based Identification for Switching/Nonlinear Systems with EM Algorithm

  • Author / Creator
    Jin, Xing
  • Two different types of switching mechanism are considered in this thesis; one is featured with abrupt/sudden switching while the other one shows gradual changing behavior in its dynamics. It is shown that, through the comparison of the identification results from the proposed method and a benchmark method, the proposed robust identification method can achieve better performance when dealing with the data set mixed with outliers. To model the switched systems exhibiting gradual or smooth transition among different local models, in addition to estimating the local sub-systems parameters, a smooth validity (an exponential function) function is introduced to combine all the local models so that throughout the working range of the gradual switched system, the dynamics of the nonlinear process can be appropriately approximated. Verification results on a simulated numerical example and CSTR process confirm the effectiveness of the proposed Linear Parameter Varying (LPV) identification algorithm.

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    Master of Science
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    University of Alberta
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    • Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Huang, Biao (Chemical and Materials Eng.)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Stevan Dubljevic (Chemical and Materials Eng.)
    • Qing Zhao (Electrical and Computer Eng.)