Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
As missing sensor data may severely degrade the overall system performance and stability, reliable state estimation is of great importance in modern data-intensive control, computing, and power systems applications. Aiming at providing a more robust and resilient state estimation technique, this paper presents a novel second-order fault-tolerant extended Kalman filter estimation framework for discrete-time stochastic nonlinear systems under sensor failures, bounded observer-gain perturbation, extraneous noise, and external disturbances condition. The failure mechanism of multiple sensors is assumed to be independent of each other with various malfunction rates. The proposed approach is a locally unbiased, minimum estimation error covariance based nonlinear observer designed for dynamic state estimation under these conditions. It has been successfully applied to a benchmark target-trajectory tracking application. Computer simulation studies have demonstrated that the proposed second-order fault-tolerant extended Kalman filter provides more accurate estimation results, in comparison with traditional first- and second-order extended Kalman filter. Experimental results have demonstrated that the proposed second-order fault-tolerant extended Kalman filter can serve as a powerful alternative to the existing nonlinear estimation approaches.
Wang, Xin and Yaz, Edwin E., "Second-Order Fault Tolerant Extended Kalman Filter for Discrete Time Nonlinear Systems" (2019). Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Research and Publications. 614.
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Accepted version. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 64, No. 12 (December 2019) : 5086-5093. DOI. © 2019 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Used with permission.