A new UD factorization-based backward-pass fixed-interval smoother that is numerically reliable and stable is derived for linear stochastic discrete-time systems. A computationally efficient recursion of a classic backforward-pass smoother is first obtained, so that the smoother can exclude the well known shortcomings of the classic version and utilize the outputs of a forward-pass information filter. This recursion formula is then applied to construct the UD smoother using three fundamental UD algorithms. It is shown that, compared with Bierman's backward-pass UD smoother, the present UD smoother can provide an improvement in computation speed and computer storage for time-invariant systems, as well as the forward-pass UD smoother, but cannot avoid the computation of an inversion of the state-transition matrix for time-varying systems.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||IEE Proceedings D: Control Theory and Applications|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1989|
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