Nonlinear filtering with transfer operator Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper presents a new nonlinear filtering algorithm that is shown to outperform state-of-the-art particle filters with resampling. Starting from the Itô stochastic differential equation, the proposed algorithm harnesses Karhunen-Loéve expansion to derive an approximate non-autonomous dynamical system, for which transfer operator based density computation can be performed in exact arithmetic. It is proved that the algorithm is asymptotically consistent in mean-square sense. Numerical results demonstrate that explicitly accounting prior dynamics entail significant performance improvement for nonlinear non-Gaussian estimation problems with infrequent measurement updates, as compared to the performance of particle filters. © 2013 AACC American Automatic Control Council.

author list (cited authors)

  • Dutta, P., Halder, A., & Bhattacharya, R.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • June 2013