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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 4859475, 9 pages
Research Article

Application of Filter on the Angular Rate Matching in the Transfer Alignment

Electronic Information and Control Engineering College, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi’an 710055, China

Received 7 December 2015; Accepted 17 February 2016

Academic Editor: Filippo Cacace

Copyright © 2016 Lijun Song et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The transfer alignment (TA) scheme is used for the initial alignment of Inertial Navigation System (INS) on dynamical base. The Kalman filter is often used in TA to improve the precision of TA. And the statistical characteristics of interference signal which is difficult to get must be known before the Kalman filter is used in the TA, because the interference signal is a random signal and there are some changes on the dynamic model of system. In this paper, the filter is adopted in the TA scheme of the angular rate matching when the various stages of disturbance in measurement are unknown. And it is compared with the Kalman filter in the same environment of simulation and evaluation. The result of simulation shows that the filter and the Kalman filter are both effective. The Kalman filter is more accurate than the filter when system noise and measurement noise are white noise, but the filter is more accurate and quicker than the Kalman filter when system noise and measurement noise are color noise. In the engineering practice, system noise and measurement noise are always color noise, so the filter is more suitable for engineering practice than the Kalman filter.