Cooperative Localization for Multi-AUVs Based on GM-PHD Filters and Information Entropy Theory

2017 Sensors  
Cooperative localization (CL) is considered a promising method for underwater localization with respect to multiple autonomous underwater vehicles (multi-AUVs). In this paper, we proposed a CL algorithm based on information entropy theory and the probability hypothesis density (PHD) filter, aiming to enhance the global localization accuracy of the follower. In the proposed framework, the follower carries lower cost navigation systems, whereas the leaders carry better ones. Meanwhile, the
more » ... acquire the followers' observations, including both measurements and clutter. Then, the PHD filters are utilized on the leaders and the results are communicated to the followers. The followers then perform weighted summation based on all received messages and obtain a final positioning result. Based on the information entropy theory and the PHD filter, the follower is able to acquire a precise knowledge of its position.
doi:10.3390/s17102286 pmid:28991191 pmcid:PMC5677013 fatcat:d3b3jfjnzba2xoxzouxyrb4hmy