The thesis deaals with quality control and integration aspects of vehicle location systems. The feasibility of an ingrated navigation system for vehicle location applications has been studied. The data handling of such an integrated navigation system is implemented by means of a Kalman filter. The Kalman filter model consists of a dynamic model, which descibes the motions of the vehicle, and a measurement model, which relates all kinds of observables to the system. The theory of quality control in geodetic networks is also applicable to the Kalman filter. Qualitu encompasses precision and reliability. Simulations have been carried out in order to gain insight in the process of designing an optimal filter, optimal in the sense of precision and reliability. The theory of quality control appears to be feasible to operate in vehicle navigation. The navigation system is considered in this thesis consists of an arbitrary radio or satellite positioning system (coordinate observables), an (differential) odometer (observable velocity or distance traveled) and a magnetic compass (observable heading).

  • Corporate Authors:

    Delft University of Technology

    Stevinweg 1
    Delft,   Netherlands  2600 GA
  • Authors:
    • Tiberius, CCJM
  • Publication Date: 1991-8

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  • Pagination: 106 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00623143
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1992 12:00AM