DVL-RPM based Velocity Filter Design for a Performance Improvement Underwater Integrated Navigation System

수중운동체 복합항법 성능 향상을 위한 DVL/RPM 기반의 속도 필터 설계

  • 유태석 (LIG넥스원(주) Maritime 연구소) ;
  • 윤선일 (LIG넥스원(주) Maritime 연구소)
  • Received : 2013.05.15
  • Accepted : 2013.06.30
  • Published : 2013.09.01


The purpose of this paper is to design a DVL-RPM based VKF (Velocity Kalman Filter) design for a performance improvement underwater integrated navigation system. The proposed approach relies on a VKF, augmented by a altitude from Echo-sounder based switching architecture to yield robust performance, even when DVL (Doppler Velocity Log) exceeds the measurement range and the measured value is unable to be valid. The proposed approach relies on two parts: 1) Indirect feedback navigation Kalman filter design, 2) VKF design. To evaluate proposed method, we compare the results of the VKF aided navigation system with simulation result from a PINS (Pure Inertial Navigation System) and conventional INS-DVL method. Simulations illustrate the effectiveness of the underwater navigation system assisted by the additional DVL-RPM based VKF in underwater environment.


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