Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
In state estimation theory, two directions are mainly followed in order to model disturbances and errors. Either uncertainties are modeled as stochastic quantities or they are characterized by their membership to a set. Both approaches have distinct advantages and disadvantages making each one inherently better suited to model different sources of estimation uncertainty. This paper is dedicated to the task of combining stochastic and set-membership estimation methods. A Kalman gain is derived that minimizes the mean squared error in the presence of both stochastic and additional unknown but bounded uncertainties, which are represented by Gaussian random variables and ellipsoidal sets, respectively.