Discrete-time risk-sensitive filters with on-Gaussian initial conditions and their ergodic properties
Charalambous, Charalambos D.
SourceAsian Journal of Control
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We study asymptotic stability properties of risk-sensitive filters with respect to their initial conditions. We consider a linear time-invariant systems with initial conditions that are not necessarily Gaussian. We show that in the case of Gaussian initial conditions, the optimal risk-sensitive filter asymptotically converges to a suboptimal filter initialized with an incorrect covariance matrix for the initial state vector in the means square sense provided the incorrect initializing value for the covariance matrix results in a risk-sensitive filter that is asymptotically stable, that is, results in a solution for a Riccati equation that is asymptotically stabilizing. For non-Gaussian initial conditions. We derive the expression for the risk-sensitive filter in terms of a finite number of parameters. Under a boundedness assumption satisfied by the fourth order absolute moment of the initial state variable and a slow growth condition satisfied by a certain Radon-Nikodym derivative, we show that a suboptimal risk-sensitive filter initialized with Gaussian initial conditions asymptotically approaches the optimal risk-sensitive filter for non-Gaussian initial conditions in the mean square sense. Some examples are also given to substantiate our claims.