Abstract: This paper investigates the filtering problem for multivariate continuous nonlinear non-Gaussian systems based on an improved minimum error entropy (MEE) criterion. The system is described by a set of nonlinear continuous equations with non-Gaussian system noises and measurement noises. The recently developed generalized density evolution equation is utilized to formulate the joint probability density function (PDF) of the estimation errors. Combining the entropy of the estimation error with the mean squared error, a novel performance index is constructed to ensure the estimation error not only has small uncertainty but also approaches to zero. According to the conjugate gradient method, the optimal filter gain matrix is then obtained by minimizing the improved minimum error entropy criterion. In addition, the condition is proposed to guarantee that the estimation error dynamics is exponentially bounded in the mean square sense. Finally, the comparative simulation results are presented to show that the proposed MEE filter is superior to nonlinear unscented Kalman filter (UKF).
Keywords: non-Gaussian systems; stochastic filtering; generalized density evolution equation; exponentially mean-square boundedness
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Ren, M.; Zhang, J.; Fang, F.; Hou, G.; Xu, J. Improved Minimum Entropy Filtering for Continuous Nonlinear Non-Gaussian Systems Using a Generalized Density Evolution Equation. Entropy 2013, 15, 2510-2523.
Ren M, Zhang J, Fang F, Hou G, Xu J. Improved Minimum Entropy Filtering for Continuous Nonlinear Non-Gaussian Systems Using a Generalized Density Evolution Equation. Entropy. 2013; 15(7):2510-2523.
Ren, Mifeng; Zhang, Jianhua; Fang, Fang; Hou, Guolian; Xu, Jinliang. 2013. "Improved Minimum Entropy Filtering for Continuous Nonlinear Non-Gaussian Systems Using a Generalized Density Evolution Equation." Entropy 15, no. 7: 2510-2523.