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Noise-Statistics Learning of Automotive-Grade Sensors Using Adaptive Marginalized Particle Filtering

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Karl Berntorp

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories
(MERL),
Cambridge, MA 02139
e-mail: karl.o.berntorp@ieee.org

Stefano Di Cairano

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories
(MERL),
Cambridge, MA 02139
e-mail: dicairano@ieee.org

Contributed by the Dynamic Systems Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS, MEASUREMENT,AND CONTROL. Manuscript received July 5, 2018; final manuscript received January 22, 2019; published online February 21, 2019. Assoc. Editor: Jongeun Choi.

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 141(6), 061009 (Feb 21, 2019) (10 pages) Paper No: DS-18-1317; doi: 10.1115/1.4042673 History: Received July 05, 2018; Revised January 22, 2019

This paper presents a method for real-time identification of sensor statistics especially aimed for low-cost automotive-grade sensors. Based on recent developments in adaptive particle filtering (PF) and under the assumption of Gaussian distributed noise, our method identifies the slowly time-varying sensor offsets and variances jointly with the vehicle state, and it extends to banked roads. While the method is primarily focused on learning the noise characteristics of the sensors, it also produces an estimate of the vehicle state. This can then be used in driver-assistance systems, either as a direct input to the control system or indirectly to aid other sensor-fusion methods. The paper contains verification against several simulation and experimental data sets. The results indicate that our method is capable of bias-free estimation of both the bias and the variance of each sensor, that the estimation results are consistent over different data sets, and that the computational load is feasible for implementation on computationally limited embedded hardware typical of automotive applications.

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Fig. 1

A schematic of the single-track model and related notation

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Fig. 9

The estimated bias (upper) standard deviation (mid) for 100 Monte Carlo runs and the estimated yaw rate for N =500 particles in experiments. The measured yaw rate is the dash-dotted line and the true yaw rate as measured by the validation equipment is in dashed.

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Estimated (black solid) and measured (gray dashed) bank angle for one realization (upper), estimated bias for 100 Monte Carlo runs (mid), and the error distribution of the bank angle estimation over the 100 Monte Carlo runs (cf., Fig. 8) in experiments

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Average computation time for one iteration of Algorithm 1 for varying number N of particles. The computation time is measured in matlab on a 2014 i5 2.8 GHz processor.

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Fig. 3

Estimated standard deviations (black solid) and true values (gray dashed) of the lateral acceleration, yaw rate, and roll rate in simulation for N =100 particles

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The estimated bias (black solid) and true bias (gray dashed) in simulation for N =100 particles

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Estimated steering offset (black solid) and true offset (gray dashed) in simulation for N =100 particles. The results from 100 Monte Carlo trials are displayed, and the offset is 0.28 deg at the road side in all simulations.

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The estimated road bank and rate (black solid) and true values (gray dashed) in simulation for N =100 particles

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The estimated lateral velocity and the yaw rate (black solid) and true values (gray dashed) in simulation for N =100 particles. Both states are estimated accurately.

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Fig. 11

The estimated steering-wheel offset (black solid) for four different data sets and the ground truth (gray dashed), as obtained by an offline optimization-based procedure, in experiments

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Fig. 12

The measured yaw rate (upper plot) and the error between the measured yaw rate and the estimated yaw rate with bias compensation for four data sets (cf., Fig. 11, in experiments for N =500 particles)

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Fig. 8

The upper plot shows the estimated steering-wheel offset (black solid) for 100 Monte Carlo executions and the ground truth (gray dashed), as obtained by an offline optimization-based procedure, in experiments for N =500 particles. The lower plot displays a corresponding histogram of the error distribution accumulated over all time steps after the initial transients (25 s), for all 100 Monte Carlo runs. The average error is displayed in dashed vertical line.

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