Fuzzy Theoretic Approach to Signals and Systems: Static Systems
“Fuzzy Theoretic Approach to Signals and Systems ” assumes all system variables and parameters as uncertain (i.e. being characterized by fuzzy membership functions), develops a mathematical theory for analytically determining the fuzzy membership functions on system variables and parameters, derives algorithms for estimating the parameters of fuzzy membership functions, and establishes robustness and convergence properties of the estimation algorithms. The fuzzy membership functions are analytically determined by solving a variational optimization problem that maximizes the “over-uncertainties-averaged-log-membership ” of the observed data around an initial guess. This paper develops the analytical fuzzy theory for the particular case of a multi-input single-output static system being affected by noises. The theory facilitates designing an adaptive filtering algorithm. The robustness of the adaptive filtering algorithm is proved theoretically via a mathematical analysis. Numerical experiments further demonstrate the robustness of the filtering algorithm. A comparison of the algorithm with the state-of-art methods is made by considering the practical biomedical applications related to the modeling and analysis of heart rate signals for assessing the physiological state of an individual.