I'm sorry for this question that might not fit in here however, I would like to give it a shot. I've chosen this stack since the question is somehow related to mobile robots. I've came across a paper in Mobile Robot Localization that has cited the following reference,

C. Brown, H. Durrant-Whyte, J. Leonard, B. Rao, and B. Steer. Kalman filter algorithms, applications, and utilities. Technical Report OUEL-1765/89, Oxford U. Robotics Research Group, 1989.

I couldn't find this reference. Nothing show up in Google not even in Google Scholar. In my university which allows me to access to a massive database, also nothing show up. Since this is a technical report, I'm interested to read it to have more appreciation about Kalman Filter. Has anyone came across this reference?


If one of the named researchers is still at that Oxford University group, it can be reasonable to write/email to the researcher explaining your interest and ask if it is possible to obtain a copy - even though it's old. Or if you're shy ask your supervisor if this would be a good idea first.

However it is a very general sounding title, it's possible it doesn't have the precise thing that you're looking for... and many things have been written on the subject since.

  • $\begingroup$ this should be a comment not an answer, but thanks anyway. $\endgroup$ – CroCo Jul 10 '15 at 8:02
  • $\begingroup$ @Croco I disagree - this is the answer. Write the people that wrote the report, or write Oxford. The paper was written before the Internet was a big deal, so it probably exists in hard copy there and just hasn't been scanned. $\endgroup$ – Chuck Jul 10 '15 at 17:42

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