Equilibrium Distributions and Stability Analysis of Gaussian Process State Space Models

Thomas Beckers, Sandra Hirche

Gaussian Process State Space Models (GP-SSM) are a data-driven stochastic model class suitable to represent nonlinear dynamics. They have become increasingly popular in non-parametric modeling approaches since they provide not only a prediction of the system behavior but also an accuracy of the prediction. For the application of these models, the analysis of fundamental system properties is required. In this paper, we analyze equilibrium distributions and stability properties of the GP-SSM. The computation of equilibrium distributions is based on the numerical solution of a Fredholm integral equation of the second kind and is suitable for any covariance function. Besides, we show that the GP-SSM with squared exponential covariance function is always mean square bounded and there exists a set which is positive recurrent.

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