|Title||Distributed Time-varying Kalman Filter Design and Estimation over Wireless Sensor Networks Using OWA Sensor Fusion Technique|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Authors||Basiri, M. Hossein, N. Azad, and S. Fischmeister|
|Conference Name||28th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED)|
|Conference Location||Saint-Raphael, France|
In this paper, a novel estimation procedure is proposed, which consists of designing a distributed class of time-varying Kalman filter based on wireless sensor networks topology along with a new sensor fusion method. The proposed technique is employed to estimate the states and outputs of a linear time-varying system with a high level of accuracy. Both the dynamics of the system and the measurements are assumed to be contaminated by external noises. The notion of Orness and Ordered Weighted Averaging (OWA) operator technique are utilized to fuse the estimation of the sensors. O’Hagan method, along with the gradient descent method, is employed to find the optimal weights. In the introduced approach, OWA weights are learned for each observation such that they efficiently minimize the estimation error for that particular observation. This will result in an outstanding high accurate sensor fusion outcome. In addition, two optimistic and pessimistic exponential OWA operators are used and compared together to achieve a pre-specified level of Orness. The simulation results are shown on a given linear time-varying system to verify the effectiveness of the proposed sensor fusion distributed filtering design method.