Use of the Kalman filter for inference in state-space models with unknown noise distributions

  title={Use of the Kalman filter for inference in state-space models with unknown noise distributions},
  author={J. L. Maryak and J. Spall and Bryan D. Heydon},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control},
  • J. L. Maryak, J. Spall, Bryan D. Heydon
  • Published 2004
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
  • IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
  • The Kalman filter is frequently used for state estimation in state-space models when the standard Gaussian noise assumption does not apply. A problem arises, however, in that inference based on the incorrect Gaussian assumption can lead to misleading or erroneous conclusions about the relationship of the Kalman filter estimate to the true (unknown) state. This note shows how inequalities from probability theory associated with the probabilities of convex sets have potential for characterizing… CONTINUE READING

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