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Marginalized Particle Filter for Aircraft Navigation in 3-D
Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering.
2007 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this thesis Sequential Monte Carlo filters, or particle filters, applied to aircraft navigation is considered. This report consists of two parts. The first part is an illustration of the theory behind this thesis project. The second and most important part evaluates the algorithm by using real flight data.

Navigation is about determining one's own position, orientation and velocity. The sensor fusion studied combines data from an inertial navigation system (INS) with measurements of the ground elevation below in order to form a terrain aided positioning system (TAP). The ground elevation measurements are compared with a height database. The height database is highly non-linear, which is why a marginalized particle filter (MPF) is used for the sensor fusion.

Tests have shown that the MPF delivers a stable and good estimate of the position, as long as it receives good data. A comparison with Saab's NINS algorithm showed that the two algorithms perform quite similar, although NINS performs better when data is lacking.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för systemteknik , 2007. , 60 p.
Keyword [en]
Inertial navigation, integrated navigation, marginalized particle filter, Rao-Blackwellization
National Category
Control Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-10193ISRN: LITH-ISY-EX--07/4024--SEOAI: diva2:16949
Available from: 2007-11-12 Created: 2007-11-12

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