Modeling of Coupling Effects in Neural Networks for Ship Motion Prediction
preprintposted on 25.01.2022, 13:26 authored by Chong ZhangChong Zhang, Peida Hu, Rong Zhang, Qiuping Wu, Anlan Yang
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Abstract: Neural networks (NNs) have been applied to predict complex ship motions for stable ship maneuvering and operations at sea, but the coupling effects of different DoFs are still not effectively modeled in black-box NNs. To this end, we propose a novel deep NN framework that explicitly models the coupling effects through factorization machines, and significantly improves the prediction accuracy without introducing much extra complexity. The proposed framework is also lightweight and frequency-aware, which serves real-time and high-frequency prediction with high accuracy. We experimentally demonstrated that the framework is not only friendly to real-time prediction and online learning, but also interpretable and with great potential to be complemented by common machine learning tricks and go deeper.