Optimal Filtering

Volume I: Filtering of Stochastic Processes

  • Vladimir Fomin

Part of the Mathematics and Its Applications book series (MAIA, volume 457)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Vladimir Fomin
    Pages 213-295
  3. Vladimir Fomin
    Pages 297-348
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 349-378

About this book


This book is devoted to an investigation of some important problems of mod­ ern filtering theory concerned with systems of 'any nature being able to per­ ceive, store and process an information and apply it for control and regulation'. (The above quotation is taken from the preface to [27]). Despite the fact that filtering theory is l'argely worked out (and its major issues such as the Wiener-Kolmogorov theory of optimal filtering of stationary processes and Kalman-Bucy recursive filtering theory have become classical) a development of the theory is far from complete. A great deal of recent activity in this area is observed, researchers are trying consistently to generalize famous results, extend them to more broad classes of processes, realize and justify more simple procedures for processing measurement data in order to obtain more efficient filtering algorithms. As to nonlinear filter­ ing, it remains much as fragmentary. Here much progress has been made by R. L. Stratonovich and his successors in the area of filtering of Markov processes. In this volume an effort is made to advance in certain of these issues. The monograph has evolved over many years, coming of age by stages. First it was an impressive job of gathering together the bulk of the impor­ tant contributions to estimation theory, an understanding and moderniza­ tion of some of its results and methods, with the intention of applying them to recursive filtering problems.


Signal filtering problem filters functional analysis stochastic processes

Authors and affiliations

  • Vladimir Fomin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and MechanicsSt Petersburg State UniversitySt PetersburgRussia

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