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Accession Number ADA576111
Title Multiple Event Localization in a Sparse Acoustic Sensor Network Using UAVs as Data Mules.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 7p
Personal Author J. Burman J. Hespanha J. T. Isaacs S. Venkateswaran U. Madhow
Abstract Results from a field demonstration of autonomous detection, localization, and verification of multiple acoustic events using sparsely deployed unattended ground sensors, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) as data mules, and a ground control interface are discussed. A novel algorithm is demonstrated to address the problem of multiple event acoustic source localization in the presence of false and missed detections. We also demonstrate an algorithm to route a UAV equipped with a radio to collect data from sparsely deployed ground sensors that takes advantage of communication range of the aircraft while adhering to kinematic constraints of the UAV. A second UAV was utilized to provide video verification of localized events to a human operator at a ground control station.
Keywords Acoustic detection
Acoustic detectors
Data mules
Self operation
Uav(Unmanned aerial vehicles)

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 63A - Acoustic Detection
51E - Avionics
76 - Navigation, Guidance, & Control
Corporate Author Army Research Lab., Adelphi, MD.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Conference paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1320
Contract Number W911NF-09-0001

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