This paper proposes some decentralized smoothing algorithms for a continuous-time linear estimation structure consisting of a central processor and of two local processors, in which the local models are assumed to be identical to the global model. The philosophy of the paper is to solve the problem in terms of the local forward and backward information (or Kalman) filters. The resulting algorithms are somewhat different from those based on the local smoothing estimates which have been studied by some other authors. Smoothing update and real-time smoothing algorithms are also presented, ft is shown that the present algorithms have some advantages: the global filtered estimates can be obtained in the course of computing the decentralized smoothing estimates and the central and local processors can be derived in a completely parallel fashion.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Computer Science Applications