Localization of emitters via the intersection of bearing lines: a ghost elimination approach

Bishop, Adrian and Pathirana, Pubudu 2007, Localization of emitters via the intersection of bearing lines: a ghost elimination approach, IEEE transactions on vehicular technology, vol. 56, no. 5, pp. 3106-3110.


Title Localization of emitters via the intersection of bearing lines: a ghost elimination approach
Author(s) Bishop, Adrian
Pathirana, Pubudu
Journal name IEEE transactions on vehicular technology
Volume number 56
Issue number 5
Start page 3106
End page 3110
Publisher IEEE
Place of publication Piscataway, N.J.
Publication date 2007-09
ISSN 0018-9545
Keyword(s) data-association
bearings-only tracking
ghost elimination
multiple target localization
passive localization
sensor networks
Notes n this paper, we discuss some theoretical conditions for unique localization of multiple targets using the intersection of multiple bearing lines in the presence of the data-association problem. In particular, we examine the necessary theoretical requirements to solve the so-called ghost node problem. We illustrate that it is by no means possible to assume that three spatially distinct bearing sensors are sufficient to eliminate the so-called ghost node problem. In contrast, we derive a measurement bound for ideal environments that clearly refutes this commonly held assumption. Then, we provide a probabilistic analysis on the rate of ghost elimination as a function of the measurement (sensor) numbers. Finally, we examine some of the concepts that were discussed via illustrative simulations.
Language eng
Field of Research 010203 Calculus of Variations, Systems Theory and Control Theory
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, IEEE
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007201

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