Rapid identification of switched systems: A data-driven method in variational framework

Chun Jiang Li, Zhi Long Huang, Yong Wang, Han Qing Jiang

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Switched systems, i.e., systems changing the parameter values (even structural forms) abruptly and randomly at arbitrary instants, have been extensively utilized in many fields of modern industries. Rapid identification of switched systems, i.e., capturing all the changing instants and reconstructing the mathematical models rapidly, is of great significance for behavior prediction, performance evaluation and possible control, but is restricted by small data amount available. Here, the rapid identification problem is successfully solved by a data-driven method in variational framework. The data-driven method only requires a small amount of data due to the compact form of the variational description, and is robust to data noise due to the holistic viewpoint. Two numerical examples, i.e., Duffing oscillator and van der Pol system (as two representative systems in nonlinear dynamics), are adopted to illustrate its application, efficiency and robustness to noise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)148-156
Number of pages9
JournalScience China Technological Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2021


  • data-driven method
  • rapid identification
  • robustness
  • small data amount
  • switched system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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