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Seminar

State estimation in high dimensional systems: the method of the ensemble unscented Kalman filter

Luo, X (Oxford)
Wednesday 18 June 2008, 16:10-16:50

Seminar Room 1, Newton Institute

Abstract

The ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) is a Monte Carlo implementation of the Kalman filter, which is often adopted to reduce the computational cost when dealing with high dimensional systems. In this work, we propose a new EnKF scheme based on the concept of the unscented transform, which therefore will be called the ensemble unscented Kalman filter (EnUKF). Under the assumption of Gaussian distribution of the estimation errors, it can be shown analytically that, the EnUKF can achieve more accurate estimations of the ensemble mean and covariance than the ordinary EnKF. Therefore incorporating the unscented transform into an EnKF may benefit its performance. Numerical experiments conducted on a $40$-dimensional system support this argument.

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