Faculty Advisor

Cyganski, David

Faculty Advisor

Duckworth, R. James

Abstract

This project was undertaken to support the WPI Precision Personal Locator (PPL) project by prototyping an FPGA implementation of a Kalman Filter to perform inertial system signal processing. Currently, the Kalman Filter operations are carried out in software on a single core CPU. This project converts the software design into a parallel processsing hardware. A simplified Kalman Filter was designed and implemented within the FPGA and tested with an ADC and DAC which were integrated into the design to support analog signals at the input and output of the system. The successful demonstration of this system shows the viability of using an FPGA based Kalman Filter to perform the signal processing for the PPL system in real time.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

ECE

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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