Local linear model trees for on-line identification of time-variant nonlinear dynamic systems

  • Oliver Nelles
Oral Presentations: Theory Theory VI: Time Series
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1112)


This paper discusses on-line identification of time-variant nonlinear dynamic systems. A neural network (LOLIMOT, [1]) based on local linear models weighted by basis functions and constructed by a tree algorithm is introduced. Training of this network can be divided into a structure and a parameter optimization part. Since the network is linear in its parameters a recursive least-squares algorithm can be applied for on-line identification. Other advantages of the proposed local approach are robustness and high training and generalisation speed. The simplest recursive version of the algorithm requires only slightly more computations than a recursive linear model identification. The locality of LOLIMOT enables on-line learning in one operating region without forgetting in the others. A drawback of this approach is that systems with large structural changes over time cannot be properly identified, since the model structure is fixed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oliver Nelles
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  1. 1.Institute of Automatic Control Laboratory of Control Engineering and Process AutomationTechnical University of DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

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