Local Model Architectures for Nonlinear Modelling and Control

  • Roderick Murray-Smith
  • Kenneth Hunt
Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)


Local Model Networks are learning systems which are able to model and control unknown nonlinear dynamic processes from their observed input-output behaviour. Simple, locally accurate models are used to represent a globally complex process. The framework supports the modelling process in real applications better than most artificial neural network architectures. This paper shows how their structure also allows them to more easily integrate knowledge, methods and a priori models from other paradigms such as fuzzy logic, system identification and statistics. Algorithms for automatic parameter estimation and model structure identification are given.

Local Models intuitively lend themselves to the use of Local Controllers, where the global controller is composed of a combination of simple locally accurate control laws. A Local Controller Network (LCN) for controlling the lateral deviation of a car on a straight road is demonstrated.


Basis Function Local Model Input Space Multivariate Adaptive Regression Spline Local Controller 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roderick Murray-Smith
    • 1
  • Kenneth Hunt
    • 1
  1. 1.Daimler-Benz AGBerlinGermany

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