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A Multi-Sensor Fusion System for a Laboratory Based Autonomous Vehicle

Walker, R.J. and Harris, C.J. (1993) A Multi-Sensor Fusion System for a Laboratory Based Autonomous Vehicle At 1st Int. Workshop on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles. , 107--112.

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Motivated by the desire to generate richer descriptions of world state from disparate information sources the research area of Multi Sensor Data Fusion (MSDF) based upon a distributed Kalman Filter is addressed in this paper. To demonstrate the approach the MSDF system is applied i) in simulation to a second order plant and ii) to a laboratory based robot. MSDF research has demonstrated greater accuracy of state estimation which leads to greater system robustness with respect to sensor failure/sensor error. In addition the applicataion of MSDF to systems with zero mean noise processes generates a Kalman filtered state estimate that is less sensitive to poor choices of system and process noise models.

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Published date: September 1993
Additional Information: Organisation: IFAC Address: Southampton, UK
Venue - Dates: 1st Int. Workshop on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles, 1993-09-01
Organisations: Southampton Wireless Group


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Date deposited: 04 May 1999
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:42

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Author: R.J. Walker
Author: C.J. Harris

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