APPLICATION OF THE TRANSFORMATION OF VARIABLES TECHNIQUE FOR UNCERTAINTY MAPPING IN NONLINEAR FILTERING Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • This work addresses the impact nonlinear observations of state variables have on uncertainty accuracy associated with state estimation algorithms. The transformation of variables technique is applied to exactly map probability density functions between domains completely spanned by different combinations of basis vectors. The technique allows for proper generation of the likelihood density when converting from measurement to state variable space and for association of a present state distribution with prior observation data. The exact mapping of probability density functions between domains and proper characterization of prior knowledge allows for Bayesian estimation to be appropriately carried out.

author list (cited authors)

  • Weisman, R. M., Majji, M., & Alfriend, K. T.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • December 2012