Fitting parameters of a sinusoid

In this example we have a model that produces a sinusoid $f(A, v) = A \sin(\phi + t) + v, \forall t \in [0,2\pi]$, with a random phase $\phi$. Given an initial guess of the parameters as $A^* \sim \mathcal{N}(2,1)$ and $v^* \sim \mathcal{N}(0,25)$, our goal is to estimate the parameters from a noisy observation of the maximum, minimum, and mean of the true model output.

First, we load the packages we need:

using LinearAlgebra, Random

using Distributions, Plots

using EnsembleKalmanProcesses
using EnsembleKalmanProcesses.ParameterDistributions
const EKP = EnsembleKalmanProcesses

# Setting up the model and data for our inverse problem

Now, we define a model which generates a sinusoid given parameters $\theta$: an amplitude and a vertical shift. We will estimate these parameters from data. The model adds a random phase shift upon evaluation.

dt = 0.01
trange = 0:dt:(2 * pi + dt)
function model(amplitude, vert_shift)
    phi = 2 * pi * rand(rng)
    return amplitude * sin.(trange .+ phi) .+ vert_shift

Seed for pseudo-random number generator.

rng_seed = 41
rng = Random.MersenneTwister(rng_seed)

We then define $G(\theta)$, which returns the observables of the sinusoid given a parameter vector. These observables should be defined such that they are informative about the parameters we wish to estimate. Here, the two observables are the $y$ range of the curve (which is informative about its amplitude), as well as its mean (which is informative about its vertical shift).

function G(u)
    theta, vert_shift = u
    sincurve = model(theta, vert_shift)
    return [maximum(sincurve) - minimum(sincurve), mean(sincurve)]

Suppose we have a noisy observation of the true system. Here, we create a pseudo-observation $y$ by running our model with the correct parameters and adding Gaussian noise to the output.

dim_output = 2

Γ = 0.1 * I
noise_dist = MvNormal(zeros(dim_output), Γ)

theta_true = [1.0, 7.0]
y = G(theta_true) .+ rand(noise_dist)

# Solving the inverse problem

We now define prior distributions on the two parameters. For the amplitude, we define a prior with mean 2 and standard deviation 1. It is additionally constrained to be nonnegative. For the vertical shift we define a Gaussian prior with mean 0 and standard deviation 5.

prior_u1 = constrained_gaussian("amplitude", 2, 1, 0, Inf)
prior_u2 = constrained_gaussian("vert_shift", 0, 5, -Inf, Inf)
prior = combine_distributions([prior_u1, prior_u2])

We now generate the initial ensemble and set up the ensemble Kalman inversion.

N_ensemble = 5
N_iterations = 5

initial_ensemble = EKP.construct_initial_ensemble(rng, prior, N_ensemble)

ensemble_kalman_process = EKP.EnsembleKalmanProcess(initial_ensemble, y, Γ, Inversion(); rng = rng)

We are now ready to carry out the inversion. At each iteration, we get the ensemble from the last iteration, apply $G(\theta)$ to each ensemble member, and apply the Kalman update to the ensemble.

for i in 1:N_iterations
    params_i = get_ϕ_final(prior, ensemble_kalman_process)

    G_ens = hcat([G(params_i[:, i]) for i in 1:N_ensemble]...)

    EKP.update_ensemble!(ensemble_kalman_process, G_ens)

Finally, we get the ensemble after the last iteration. This provides our estimate of the parameters.

final_ensemble = get_ϕ_final(prior, ensemble_kalman_process)
2×5 Matrix{Float64}:
 0.774982  0.686525  0.690505  0.718626  0.642684
 6.68366   7.04379   6.89962   7.03468   6.91401

To visualize the success of the inversion, we plot model with the true parameters, the initial ensemble, and the final ensemble.

plot(trange, model(theta_true...), c = :black, label = "Truth", legend = :bottomright, linewidth = 2)
    [model(get_ϕ(prior, ensemble_kalman_process, 1)[:, i]...) for i in 1:N_ensemble],
    c = :red,
    label = ["Initial ensemble" "" "" "" ""],
plot!(trange, [model(final_ensemble[:, i]...) for i in 1:N_ensemble], c = :blue, label = ["Final ensemble" "" "" "" ""])

Example block output

We see that the final ensemble is much closer to the truth. Note that the random phase shift is of no consequence.

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