A Kalman Filter Primer (Statistics: A Series of Textbooks by Randall L. Eubank

By Randall L. Eubank

Procedure kingdom estimation within the presence of noise is important for keep an eye on structures, sign processing, and plenty of different purposes in numerous fields. built many years in the past, the Kalman clear out is still a major, strong software for estimating the variables in a method within the presence of noise. in spite of the fact that, while inundated with conception and giant notations, studying simply how the Kalman filter out works could be a daunting job. With its mathematically rigorous, “no frills” method of the fundamental discrete-time Kalman filter out, A Kalman filter out Primer builds a radical figuring out of the internal workings and simple techniques of Kalman filter out recursions from first rules. rather than the common Bayesian standpoint, the writer develops the subject through least-squares and classical matrix tools utilizing the Cholesky decomposition to distill the essence of the Kalman clear out and show the motivations in the back of the alternative of the initializing country vector. He provides pseudo-code algorithms for a few of the recursions, permitting code improvement to enforce the filter out in perform. The ebook completely reports the advance of recent smoothing algorithms and strategies for deciding on preliminary states, besides a finished improvement of the “diffuse” Kalman clear out. utilizing a tiered presentation that builds on easy discussions to extra advanced and thorough remedies, A Kalman filter out Primer is the suitable creation to speedy and successfully utilizing the Kalman filter out in perform.

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N, will not be available unless we have already evaluated S(t|t−1), t = 1, . , n. Consequently, if we want to compute the S(t|t − 1) and R(t) in tandem with evaluation of ΣXε we need a slightly more subtle strategy. Now, in general, for the tth row block the above diagonal blocks appear like σXε (t, j) = S(t|t − 1)M © 2006 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC T (t) · · · M T (j − 1)H T (j) A Kalman Filter Primer 42 for j = t+ 1, . , n. So, computations above the diagonal can be carried out by storing and updating matrices of the form A(t, j) = S(t|t − 1)M T (t) · · · M T (j − 1).

N and σXε (t, j), t, j = 1, . , n. 4 An example To illustrate the results of the previous section consider the state-space model where H(t), F (t), Q(t) and W (t) are time independent. In this case y(t) = Hx(t) + e(t) and x(t + 1) = F x(t) + u(t) for known matrices H and F . 3 we also have Var(e(t)) = W0 , Var(u(t − 1)) = Q0 for t = 1, . , n and S(0|0) = 0 so that x(0) = 0. This formulation is also applicable to the other example from Chapter 1 that involved sampling from Brownian motion with white noise if the samples are acquired at equidistant points.

1 that returns S(t|t − 1), R(t), t = 1, . , n, in O(n) operations. 3 is only feasible when all the S(t|t − 1) (and hence the M (t) = F (t) − F (t)S(t|t − 1)H T (t)R−1 (t)H(t)) have already been computed. 1. 2 into one unified recursion that also computes the M (t) matrices for use in the backward covariance recursion. 4 This algorithm computes S(t|t), R(t), S(t|t−1), M (t), t = 1, . , n and σXε (t, j),t = 1, . , n, j = 1, . , t. 3. This two-stage approach can be perfectly satisfactory and we will see this reflected in some of the forward and backward recursions for computing signal and state vector estimators in Chapters 4 and 5.

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