A Direct and Non-Singular UKF Approach Using Euler Angle Kinematics for Integrated Navigation Systems
AbstractThis paper presents a direct and non-singular approach based on an unscented Kalman filter (UKF) for the integration of strapdown inertial navigation systems (SINSs) with the aid of velocity. The state vector includes velocity and Euler angles, and the system model contains Euler angle kinematics equations. The measured velocity in the body frame is used as the filter measurement. The quaternion nonlinear equality constraint is eliminated, and the cross-noise problem is overcome. The filter model is simple and easy to apply without linearization. Data fusion is performed by an UKF, which directly estimates and outputs the navigation information. There is no need to process navigation computation and error correction separately because the navigation computation is completed synchronously during the filter time updating. In addition, the singularities are avoided with the help of the dual-Euler method. The performance of the proposed approach is verified by road test data from a land vehicle equipped with an odometer aided SINS, and a singularity turntable test is conducted using three-axis turntable test data. The results show that the proposed approach can achieve higher navigation accuracy than the commonly-used indirect approach, and the singularities can be efficiently removed as the result of dual-Euler method. View Full-Text
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Ran, C.; Cheng, X. A Direct and Non-Singular UKF Approach Using Euler Angle Kinematics for Integrated Navigation Systems. Sensors 2016, 16, 1415.
Ran C, Cheng X. A Direct and Non-Singular UKF Approach Using Euler Angle Kinematics for Integrated Navigation Systems. Sensors. 2016; 16(9):1415.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ran, Changyan; Cheng, Xianghong. 2016. "A Direct and Non-Singular UKF Approach Using Euler Angle Kinematics for Integrated Navigation Systems." Sensors 16, no. 9: 1415.
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