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Particle Filtering for State Estimation in Nonlinear Industrial Systems

In this paper, the extended Kalman filter, which assumes Gaussian measurement noise, is compared with the particle filter, which does not make any assumption on the measurement noise distribution.

Year of Publication2009

State estimation is a major problem in industrial systems, particularly in industrial robotics. To this end, Gaussian and nonparametric filters have been developed. In this paper, the extended Kalman filter, which assumes Gaussian measurement noise, is compared with the particle filter, which does not make any assumption on the measurement noise distribution. As a case study, the estimation of the state vector of an industrial robot is used when measurements are available from an accelerometer that was mounted on the end effector of the robotic manipulator and from the encoders of the joints' motors. It is shown that, in this kind of sensor fusion problem, the particle filter outperforms the extended Kalman filter, at the cost of more demanding computations.

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Rigatos, G. G. (2009) "Particle Filtering for State Estimation in Nonlinear Industrial Systems"IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement 58 (11) pp 3885-3900

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