An extension of the Kalman-Bucy algorithm for on-line estimation of multimaterial path-integrated concentration from multiwavelength differential absorption lidar time series data is presented in which the system model covariance is adaptively estimated from the input data. Performance of the filter is compared with that of a nonadaptive Kalman-Bucy filter using synthetic and actual lidar data.
© 1987 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 23, 1987
Published: November 15, 1987
Russell E. Warren, "Adaptive Kalman-Bucy filter for differential absorption lidar time series data," Appl. Opt. 26, 4755-4760 (1987)