Enhanced cooperative navigation by data fusion from IMU, ambiguous terrain navigation, and coarse relative states

Nicolas Jonathan Adrien Merlinge, James Brusey, Nadjim Horri, Karim Dahia, Helene Piet-Lahanier

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Abstract

GNSS denied IMU correction is a practical challenge in aerospace vehicle navigation. In the context of several vehicles flying in formation, navigation accuracy can be enhanced by communication between the vehicles. In this paper, a collaborative navigation strategy is presented to deal with coarse and ambiguous measurements. An absolute navigation filter provides a first estimate of the navigation solution, while a relative observer rebuilds the neighbors relative states from embedded seekers. A high-level Master Filter fuses information provided by those two low-level filters to enhance the navigation solution. Absolute navigation measurements are terrain elevation data correlated with a Digital Elevation Model map. Since they are highly ambiguous and nonlinear, they are processed by a Box Regularized Particle Filter. The relative measurements under consideration suffer a high level of uncertainty, especially on the relative distance between vehicles. By fusing all uncertain data, a complete and accurate navigation solution is obtained. Numerical results are presented and show an enhancement in navigation performance by exchanging information, in terms of RMS estimation error (63% more accurate in position), estimation confidence (78% more precise in position), and computational load (requires 83% less operations).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 56th Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)
PublisherIEEE
Pages375-380
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-2873-3, 978-1-5090-2872-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-2874-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2018
EventAnnual Conference on Decision and Control - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 12 Dec 201715 Dec 2017
Conference number: 56

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference on Decision and Control
Abbreviated titleCDC
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period12/12/1715/12/17

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Data fusion
Navigation
Aerospace vehicles
Electric fuses
Error analysis
Communication

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Keywords

  • Navigation
  • Acceleration
  • Particle measurements
  • Atmospheric measurements
  • Measurement uncertainty
  • Computer architecture
  • Uncertainty

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Merlinge, N. J. A., Brusey, J., Horri, N., Dahia, K., & Piet-Lahanier, H. (2018). Enhanced cooperative navigation by data fusion from IMU, ambiguous terrain navigation, and coarse relative states. In 2017 IEEE 56th Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) (pp. 375-380). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CDC.2017.8263693

Enhanced cooperative navigation by data fusion from IMU, ambiguous terrain navigation, and coarse relative states. / Merlinge, Nicolas Jonathan Adrien; Brusey, James; Horri, Nadjim; Dahia, Karim; Piet-Lahanier, Helene.

2017 IEEE 56th Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC). IEEE, 2018. p. 375-380.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Merlinge, NJA, Brusey, J, Horri, N, Dahia, K & Piet-Lahanier, H 2018, Enhanced cooperative navigation by data fusion from IMU, ambiguous terrain navigation, and coarse relative states. in 2017 IEEE 56th Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC). IEEE, pp. 375-380, Annual Conference on Decision and Control, Melbourne, Australia, 12/12/17. https://doi.org/10.1109/CDC.2017.8263693
Merlinge NJA, Brusey J, Horri N, Dahia K, Piet-Lahanier H. Enhanced cooperative navigation by data fusion from IMU, ambiguous terrain navigation, and coarse relative states. In 2017 IEEE 56th Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC). IEEE. 2018. p. 375-380 https://doi.org/10.1109/CDC.2017.8263693
Merlinge, Nicolas Jonathan Adrien ; Brusey, James ; Horri, Nadjim ; Dahia, Karim ; Piet-Lahanier, Helene. / Enhanced cooperative navigation by data fusion from IMU, ambiguous terrain navigation, and coarse relative states. 2017 IEEE 56th Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC). IEEE, 2018. pp. 375-380
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