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IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

Issue 3 • Date March 1983

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 0
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  • Guest editorial: On applications of Kalman filtering

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):254 - 255
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  • Design and analysis of a dynamic positioning system based on Kalman filtering and optimal control

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):331 - 339
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  • Voyager orbit determination at Jupiter

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):256 - 268
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    This paper summarizes the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 orbit determination activity extending from encounter minus 60 days to the Jupiter encounter, and includes quantitative results and conclusions derived from mission experience. The major topics covered include an identification and quantification of the major orbit determination error sources and a review of salient orbit determination results from... View full abstract»

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  • Measurement of instantaneous flow rate through estimation of velocity profiles

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):380 - 388
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    It is very important, but difficult to measure instantaneous flow rate in the unsteady flow regime, since the variation of velocity profile limits the dynamic accuracy of flowmeters. Consideration of the velocity profile variation is crucial to improving their dynamic performance. This paper presents a new method of measuring the instantaneous flow rate of unsteady flow in a circular pipe by estim... View full abstract»

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  • Estimation and prediction of unmeasurable variables in the steel mill soaking pit control system

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):388 - 400
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (2)
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    The objective of the soaking pit operation in the steelmaking process is to equalize the temperature throughout the steel ingot masses at some prespecified temperature before the ingots may be rolled at the rolling mill. The ingot temperature, though, is not measurable directly and must be estimated using some indirect measurements (pit wall temperature, fuel flow, etc.). Another piece of informat... View full abstract»

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  • An integrated multisensor aircraft track recovery system for remote sensing

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):356 - 363
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    This paper describes an application of the Kalman filter in a track recovery system (TRS) for postflight processing of aircraft navigation sensor data. The track recovery system has been successfully used as a key component of the Canadian aerial hydrography pilot project for mapping of shallow coastal waters. Recorded data from an inertial navigation system (INS) is combined with data obtained fr... View full abstract»

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  • Bathymetric and oceanographic applications of Kalman filtering techniques

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):363 - 371
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    Ocean currents and seamounts (underwater mountains) can be mapped by analyzing data from satellite radar altimeters. This paper describes the application of Kalman filtering techniques to the analysis of such data acquired during the SEASAT mission. The altimeter data are modeled as samples from autoregressive random processes. Based on these models, matched filters are used to detect the characte... View full abstract»

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  • Utilization of modified polar coordinates for bearings-only tracking

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):283 - 294
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    Previous studies have shown that the Cartesian coordinate extended Kalman filter exhibits unstable behavior characteristics when utilized for bearings-only target motion analysis (TMA). In contrast, formulating the TMA estimation problem in modified polar (MP) coordinates leads to an extended Kalman filter which is both stable and asymptotically unbiased. Exact state equations for the MP filter ar... View full abstract»

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  • On the feasibility of real-time prediction of aircraft carrier motion at sea

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):350 - 356
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    Landing aircraft on board carriers is a most delicate phase of flight operations at sea. The ability to predict the aircraft carrier's motion over an interval of several seconds within reasonable error bounds may allow an improvement in touchdown dispersion and reduce the value of the ramp clearance due to a smoother aircraft trajectory. Also, improved information to the landing signal officer sho... View full abstract»

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  • On-line failure detection in nuclear power plant instrumentation

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):406 - 415
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    The functional redundancy approach to detecting instrument failures in nuclear power plant instrumentation is described and evaluated. This real-time method uses a bank of Kalman filters (one for each instrument) to generate optimal estimates of the plant state. By performing consistency checks between the output of each filter, failed instruments can be identified. The technique is used to design... View full abstract»

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  • Application of multiple model estimation to a recursive terrain height correlation system

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):323 - 331
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    This paper describes the results of an investigation of the performance capabilities of an extended Kalman filter (EKF)-based recursive terrain correlation system proposed for low-altitude helicopter navigation. The major disadvantage of this concept is its sensitivity to initial position error. One method for reducing this sensitivity, involves the use of multiple model estimation techniques. In ... View full abstract»

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  • Multiconfiguration Kalman filter design for high-performance GPS navigation

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):304 - 314
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    This paper describes the design, implementation, and performance of a real-time multiconfiguration Kalman filter for high-performance Navstar global positioning system (GPS) navigation. The design provides extreme flexibility in order to operate with a wide variety of host sensors. It configures automatically (four filter configurations) based upon the host vehicle requirements and sensor availabi... View full abstract»

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  • A Kalman filtering approach to natural gamma ray spectroscopy in well logging

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):372 - 380
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    This paper describes an application of (adaptive) Kalman filtering to a geophysical subsurface estimation problem. The NGT® is a sonde designed to detect the natural gamma rays of various energies emitted from a formation by the radioactive nuclei of potassium (K) and the thorium (Th) and uranium-radium (U) series. Using a minicomputer at the surface, the (Th,U,K) concentrations along the bor... View full abstract»

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  • Application of Kalman filtering to demographic models

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):427 - 434
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    In this paper demographic systems appear as stochastic and unstable linear systems. Their state representation model is simulated and identified using Kalman filtering. The example of the French beef cattle herd is presented and results are discussed with emphasis on their agroeconomic meaning. View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic ship positioning using a self-tuning Kalman filter

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):339 - 350
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    A novel adaptive filtering technique is described for a class of systems with unknown disturbances. The estimator includes both a self-tuning filter and a Kalman filter. The state estimates are employed in a closed-loop feedback control scheme which is designed via the usual linear quadratic approach. The approach was developed for application to the dynamic ship positioning control problem and ha... View full abstract»

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  • The application of Kalman filtering estimation techniques in power station control systems

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):416 - 427
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    This paper describes the application of Kalman filter estimation techniques to an operational 500 MW oil-fired boiler/turbine unit. In common with most physical processes, the plant contains nonlinearities, unknown or poorly defined variables, and bias disturbances. These problems are overcome by the use of bias states which are appended to the system state equations. View full abstract»

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  • Estimation and prediction for maneuvering target trajectories

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):294 - 304
    Cited by:  Papers (63)  |  Patents (6)
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    The Kalman filter is well suited for application to the problem of anti-aircraft gun fire control. In this paper we make use of the Kalman filter theory, to develop an accurate, numerically efficient scheme for estimating and predicting the present and future position of maneuvering fixed-wing aircraft. This scheme was implemented in a radar tracker gun fire control system and tested against a var... View full abstract»

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  • Application of Kalman filters to the regulation of dead time processes

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):400 - 406
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    A single-input single-output control algorithm for a process with dead time and dead time uncertainty is described. The process dynamics consist of first-order mixing and pure delay with the pure delay being dominant. The process is disturbed at the upstream end by a disturbance sequence consisting of white noise passed through a first-order shaping filter. The process output is subject to white m... View full abstract»

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  • Nonlinear Kalman filtering techniques for terrain-aided navigation

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):315 - 323
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    The application of nonlinear Kalman filtering techniques to the continuous updating of an inertial navigation system using individual radar terrain-clearance measurements has been investigated. During this investigation, three different approaches for handling the highly nonlinear terrain measurement function were developed and their performance was established. These were 1) a simple first-order ... View full abstract»

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  • Decoupled Kalman filters for phased array radar tracking

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):269 - 283
    Cited by:  Papers (68)  |  Patents (4)
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    Kalman filters have been used in numerous phased array radars to track satellites, reentry vehicles, and missiles. This paper considers the design of these filters to reduce computational requirements, ill-conditioning, and the effects of nonlinearities. Several special coordinate systems used to represent the Kalman filter error covariance matrix are described. These covariance coordinates facili... View full abstract»

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