Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics ›› 2010, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (4): 682-687.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1004-4132.2010.04.023

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Fault tolerant navigation method for satellite based on information fusion and unscented Kalman filter

Dan Li1,*, Jianye Liu2, Li Qiao2, and Zhi Xiong2   

  1. 1. School of Electrical Engineering and Information, Anhui University of Technology, Maanshan 243002,               P. R. China;
    2. Navigation Research Center, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, P. R. China

  • Online:2010-08-26 Published:2010-01-03

Abstract: An effective autonomous navigation system for the integration of star sensor, infrared horizon sensor, magnetometer, radar altimeter and ultraviolet sensor is developed. The requirements of the integrated navigation system manager make optimum use of the various navigation sensors and allow rapid fault detection, isolation and recovery. The normal full fusion feedback method of federated unscented Kalman filter (UKF) cannot meet the needs of it. So a no-reset feedback federated Kalman filter architecture is developed and used in the autonomous navigation system. The minimal skew sigma points are chosen to improve the calculation speed. Simulation results are presented to demonstrate the advantages of the algorithm. These advantages include improved failure detection and correction, improved computational efficiency, and reliability. Additionally, its’ accuracy is higher than that of the full fusion feedback method.