A Kalman Filter Primer (Statistics: A Series of Textbooks and Monographs) by Randall L. Eubank
English | Nov 29, 2005 | ISBN: 0824723651 | 186 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
System state estimation in the presence of noise is critical for control systems, signal processing, and many other applications in a variety of fields. Developed decades ago, the Kalman filter remains an important, powerful tool for estimating the variables in a system in the presence of noise.
However, when inundated with theory and vast notations, learning just how the Kalman filter works can be a daunting task.
With its mathematically rigorous, "no frills" approach to the basic discrete-time Kalman filter, A Kalman Filter Primer builds a thorough understanding of the inner workings and basic concepts of Kalman filter recursions from first principles. Instead of the typical Bayesian perspective, the author develops the topic via least-squares and classical matrix methods using the Cholesky decomposition to distill the essence of the Kalman filter and reveal the motivations behind the choice of the initializing state vector.