Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Date Added: Mar 2013
The performance of an optimal filter is lower bounded by the Bayesian Cramer-Rao Bound (BCRB). In some cases, this bound is tight (achieved by the optimal filter) asymptotically in information, i.e. high Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR). However, for Jump Markov Linear Gaussian Systems (JMLGS) the BCRB is not necessarily achieved for any SNR. In this paper, the authors derive a new bound which is tight for all SNRs. The bound evaluates the expected covariance of the optimal filter which is represented by one deterministic term and one stochastic term that is computed with Monte Carlo methods. The bound relates to and improves on a recently presented BCRB and an enumeration BCRB for JMLGS. They analyze their relations theoretically and illustrate them on a couple of examples.