Conference Proceedings

Short-data Recursive HMM Parameter Estimation for Rapid Vision-based Aircraft Heading Estimation

Timothy L Molloy, Jason J Ford

2014 4TH AUSTRALIAN CONTROL CONFERENCE (AUCC) | IEEE | Published : 2014

Abstract

Rapid recursive estimation of hidden Markov Model (HMM) parameters is important in applications that place an emphasis on the early availability of reasonable estimates (e.g. for change detection) rather than the provision of longer-term asymptotic properties (such as convergence, convergence rate, and consistency). In the context of vision-based aircraft (image-plane) heading estimation, this paper suggests and evaluates the short-data estimation properties of 3 recursive HMM parameter estimation techniques (a recursive maximum likelihood estimator, an online EM HMM estimator, and a relative entropy based estimator). On both simulated and real data, our studies illustrate the feasibility of..

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