Comparative Analysis of Innovation-Based Adaptive Kalman Filters Applied to AUVs Navigation

  • Daniele Caroline Silva USP
  • Adriano Frutuoso USP
  • Luiz Felipe Souza USP
  • Ettore A. de Barros USP


The navigation of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) is affected by some factors such as unknown noises degrading the position estimation, the impossibility to use high frequency signals in underwater and the instability of the water environment, accentuating the vehicles position errors when a conventional Kalman filter algorithm is used. The conventional Kalman filter assumes that the process and measurement noise matrices are constant, however, studies on adaptive Kalman filters have emerged promising to ensure stability by acting directly on these matrices. The Innovation-based Adaptive Estimation Adaptive Kalman Filter (IAE-AKF), uses the innovation history to ensure optimal filtering. A disadvantage of this method is that the presence of outliers in the sensors that accentuates the measurement noise and degrades performance of this filter. To mitigate outliers, Robust IAE-AKF (RIAE-AKF) evaluates the innovation sequence and corrects for possible anomalies that may degrade the filter estimates. This paper performs a comparative analysis between the conventional method (KF) and the adaptive methods (IAE-AKF and RIAE-AKF) in AUV navigation applying the Monte Carlo method on simulated data for a sensory fusion navigation using an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), a Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) and a Pressure Sensor (PS)
Palavras-chave: Pressure sensors, Technological innovation, Monte Carlo methods, Measurement units, Scholarships, Inertial navigation, Robot sensing systems, AUV, Kalman filter, IAE-AKF, RIAE-AKF
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SILVA, Daniele Caroline; FRUTUOSO, Adriano; SOUZA, Luiz Felipe; BARROS, Ettore A. de. Comparative Analysis of Innovation-Based Adaptive Kalman Filters Applied to AUVs Navigation. In: SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE ROBÓTICA E SIMPÓSIO LATINO AMERICANO DE ROBÓTICA (SBR/LARS), 19. , 2022, São Bernardo do Campo/SP. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2022 . p. 31-36.