The text of a DEMO program for identification of the kernel of multidimensional Urysohn operator.

Multidimensional integral operator of Urysohn type

Technical task is to identify kernel U[x,y,s], which is three dimensional function, provided recorded inputs x(t), y(t) and output z(t)

Algorithm is shown in DEMO program, mathematical details can be found in the article
Modelling of Non-linear Control Systems using the Discrete Urysohn Operator

Feb 24, 2018.

Identification test on non-linear mechanical systems

Download of entire C# code along with the test data

This identification test is conducted with participation of my coauthor in development of theory and practical algorithms - Mike Poluektov. He is also a coauthor in multiple publications

About the data

The data is found via Google search. We've found several publicly available datasets and tested one of them so far. The link to the data site (DAISY) was found in the article of Torbjorn Wingren. We very appreciate every effort to provide data recordings for identification of physically existing objects and will continue this path of testing real data. We will keep publishing identification results as soon as we get them.

Although we appreciate the efforts of researchers in collecting and publishing data, we have to add some critical remarks about the data we've tested so far. First reason for constructive criticism is that data samples are too short. Obviously, the data has been recorded by certain automatic registration tools, so we don't see reason why they all are about 1,000 points and not 10,000. Second constructive criticism remark is that there must be two samples, one of which is used for identification and another for accuracy test. When people use neural network algorithms, they can build absolutely accurate model by blowing up the size of the model. But going over the reasonable limit with the number of parameters can be seen on testing of identified model by an independent realization which have not been used in identification process.

At the moment we've tested only single input models. The accuracy of the models is about 2 percent, that means the average difference between modelled and recorded output value is near 2 percent. Certainly, with Urysohn model we could provide absolutely accurate model (with zero discrepancy), but we put some reasonable limit on the size of Urysohn operator based on expected view of the kernel. That is, of course, subjective criterion, but this is the best we could do with this data. As we've said for the proper accuracy test multiple data samples are needed.

Test results

Below is the name of the tested object and the short fragment of overlapped actual and modelled outputs.

[96-009] Data from a flexible robot arm
[96-008] Wing flutter data
[96-006] Data of a laboratory setup acting like a hair dryer
[96-004] Data of the ball-and-beam setup in STADIUS

Sep 8, 2018.

Self test with approximately known input signal CODE

In this test a new identification concept introduced by Mike Poluektov was tested. The matter of the concept is that identified kernel is not considered as a matrix of elements, but the collection of straight lines within each column. And, if the input level falls within the linear block, each end point is correct according to computed weights. The mathematical details will be published. Here we can show the result.

The input signal is randomly distorted, the average error is about 10% of actual value. That means that, when correcting a matrix element, we may correct the wrong value (adjacent but wrong). When classic identification method is used, we can see strong irregularities in kernel image. When Mike's idea is used the kernel is smooth. The accuracy is identical in both cases, but the kernel looks closer to theoretical expectations with linear approximation in identification step.

Sep 14, 2018.

Identification of the physical non-linear object using publicly available dataset F-16

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The benchmark is referred as: J.P. NoŽl and M. Schoukens, F-16 aircraft benchmark based on ground vibration test data, 2017 Workshop on Nonlinear System Identification Benchmarks, pp. 19-23, Brussels, Belgium, April 24-26, 2017.

The object has two inputs and three outputs. The datasets are available in pairs, one of which is used for training and another for accuracy test. The results are presented in tables. The accuracy is measured in percent, which is difference between computed and actual outputs relatively to output.

Table 1
Training data:F16Data_FullMSine_Level1.csv
Test data:F16Data_FullMSine_Level2_Validation.csv
Acceleration 1Acceleration 2Acceleration 3

Table 2
Training data:F16Data_FullMSine_Level3.csv
Test data:F16Data_FullMSine_Level4_Validation.csv
Acceleration 1Acceleration 2Acceleration 3

Table 3
Training data:F16Data_FullMSine_Level5.csv
Test data:F16Data_FullMSine_Level6_Validation.csv
Acceleration 1Acceleration 2Acceleration 3

Table 4
Training data:F16Data_SineSw_Level3.csv
Test data:F16Data_SineSw_Level4_Validation.csv
Acceleration 1Acceleration 2Acceleration 3

Table 5
Training data:F16Data_SineSw_Level5.csv
Test data:F16Data_SineSw_Level6_Validation.csv
Acceleration 1Acceleration 2Acceleration 3

Sep 29, 2018.