Robustifying the Kalman filter
Gaver, Donald Paul
Jacobs, Patricia A.
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Kalman filters are tracking and prediction algorithms based on Gaussian measurement errors and structural models. The Kalman filter performance may degrade if the measurement errors come from a thicker-tailed-than Gaussian distribution. In this report non-linear procedures are described which are based on Kalman-type models, but work with student-t measurement errors. Keywords: Kalman filter; Student-t measurement errors; Iterative reweighting procedure; Nonlinear filter; Biweight; Robust estimation
NPS Report NumberNPS55-87-014
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