Boundary Value Problems
Volume 2008 (2008), Article ID 279410, 10 pages
Research Article

Boundary Value Problems Arising in Kalman Filtering

Agamirza Bashirov,1,2 Zeka Mazhar,1 and Sinem Ertürk1

1Department of Mathematics, Eastern Mediterranean University, Via Mersin 10, Famagusta, North Cyprus, Turkey
2Institute of Cybernetics, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, F. Agayev Street 9, Az1141 Baku, Azerbaijan

Received 10 July 2008; Revised 20 September 2008; Accepted 20 October 2008

Academic Editor: Veli Shakhmurov

Copyright © 2008 Agamirza Bashirov et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The classic Kalman filtering equations for independent and correlated white noises are ordinary differential equations (deterministic or stochastic) with the respective initial conditions. Changing the noise processes by taking them to be more realistic wide band noises or delayed white noises creates challenging partial differential equations with initial and boundary conditions. In this paper, we are aimed to give a survey of this connection between Kalman filtering and boundary value problems, bringing them into the attention of mathematicians as well as engineers dealing with Kalman filtering and boundary value problems.