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Restricted Risk Bayes Linear State Estimation

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2 Author(s)
Levinbook, Y. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA ; Wong, T.F.

The problem of state estimation with stochastic uncertainties in the initial state, model noise, and measurement noise is considered using the restricted risk Bayes approach. It is assumed that the a priori distributions of these quantities are not perfectly known, but that some information about them may be available. While offering robustness, the restricted risk Bayes approach incorporates the available a priori information to give less conservative state estimators than the Gamma-minimax approach popular in the literature. When attention is restricted to linear estimators based on a quadratic loss function, a systematic method to derive restricted risk Bayes estimators is proposed. Applying to the filtering problem, the restricted risk Bayes approach provides us with a robust method to calibrate the Kalman filter (KF), considering the presence of stochastic uncertainties. This method is illustrated with a target tracking example and a wireless channel tracking example for which the Bayes, minimax, and restricted risk Bayes estimators are derived and their performance is compared.

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Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:55 ,  Issue: 10 )