This technical note studies state estimation problems subject to data loss. We consider a class of switched estimators, where missing data is replaced by optimal estimates. The considered class of estimators encompasses a number of estimation schemes proposed in the literature. We show that the estimator that minimizes the steady-state estimation error covariance within that class, is given by a constant-gain Kalman filter which was previously proposed as an alternative to the Kalman filter with intermittent observations. As a by-product of our results, we derive expressions that allow one to compare, analytically, popular suboptimal data-dropout compensation mechanisms.
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- Ingeniería de control y sistemas
- Informática aplicada
- Ingeniería eléctrica y electrónica