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Nonlinear filtering methods for spacecraft navigation based on differential algebra

Valli, M, Armellin, R, Di Lizia, P and Lavagna, MR (2014) Nonlinear filtering methods for spacecraft navigation based on differential algebra Acta Astronautica, 94 (1). pp. 363-374.

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The paper investigates the problem of nonlinear filtering applied to spacecraft navigation. Differential algebraic (DA) techniques are proposed as a valuable tool to implement the higher-order numerical and analytic extended Kalman filters. Working in the DA framework allows us to consistently reduce the required computational effort without losing accuracy. The performance of the proposed filters is assessed on different orbit determination problems with realistic orbit uncertainties. The case of nonlinear measurements is also considered. Numerical simulations show the good performance of the filter in case of both complex dynamics and highly nonlinear measurement problems.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Electronic Engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
Valli, M
Armellin, R
Di Lizia, P
Lavagna, MR
Date : January 2014
DOI : 10.1016/j.actaastro.2013.03.009
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Nonlinear filtering, Orbit determination, Space navigation, Differential algebra
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 29 Nov 2016 16:03
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 18:58

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