Uncertainties in many physical systems have impulsive properties poorly modeled by Gaussian distributions. Refocusing previous work, an estimator is derived for a scalar discrete-time linear system with additive Laplace measurement and process noises. The a priori and a posteriori conditional probability density functions (pdf) of the state given a measurement sequence are propagated recursively and in closed form, and the a posteriori conditional mean and variance are derived analytically from the conditional pdf. A simulation for an estimator is presented, demonstrating marked resilience to large, un-modeled spikes in the measurements.
- Estimation and filtering
- Linear systems
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering