Optimal search: a practical interpretation of information-driven sensor management

F. Katsilieris, Y. Boers

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Abstract

We consider the problem of scheduling an agile sensor for performing optimal search for a target. A probability density function is created for representing our knowledge about where the target might be and it is utilized by the proposed sensor management criteria for finding optimal search strategies. The proposed criteria are: an information-driven criterion based on the Kullback-Leibler divergence and a criterion with practical meaning, i.e. performing the sensing action that will yield the maximum probability of detecting the target. It is shown that using the aforementioned criteria results in the same sensing actions when searching for a target and this result establishes a practical operational justification for using information-driven sensor management for performing search.
LanguageUndefined
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherDepartment of Applied Mathematics, University of Twente
Number of pages13
StatePublished - Mar 2012

Publication series

NameMemorandum / Department of Applied Mathematics
PublisherUniversity of Twente, Department of Applied Mathematics
No.1979
ISSN (Print)1874-4850
ISSN (Electronic)1874-4850

Keywords

  • IR-79897
  • METIS-296043
  • Sensor management
  • EWI-21638
  • Optimal search
  • Particle filter
  • Kullback-Leibler divergence
  • MSC-00A69
  • Probability of detection

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Katsilieris, F., & Boers, Y. (2012). Optimal search: a practical interpretation of information-driven sensor management. (Memorandum / Department of Applied Mathematics; No. 1979). Enschede: Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Twente.
Katsilieris, F. ; Boers, Y./ Optimal search: a practical interpretation of information-driven sensor management. Enschede : Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Twente, 2012. 13 p. (Memorandum / Department of Applied Mathematics; 1979).
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Enschede : Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Twente, 2012. 13 p. (Memorandum / Department of Applied Mathematics; No. 1979).

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