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Contour tracking of contaminant clouds with sequential Monte Carlo methods

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Las Vegas
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1469 - 1472
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1424414849
StatePublished - Mar 2008

Publication series

ISSN (Print)15206149


Conference2008 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing
Abbreviated titleICASSP '08
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas


Contour tracking for a single source emission is addressed in this paper. This problem is solved by estimating the contour boundary positions using a set of particle filters. The use of Sequential Monte Carlo techniques enables the tracking to performed when the measurements are noisy and the tracking results also includes the estimation uncertainly. The proposed technique is illustrated for a SCIPUFF generated single emission scenario and simulation experiments showed the successful tracking throughout the tracking period.

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Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: This work forms a part of the DIF-DTC project whose funding and support is gratefully acknowledged. Terms of use: Copyright © 2008 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2008 (ICASSP 2008). This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

Research areas

  • tracking, distributed estimation


2008 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing

Abbreviated TitleICASSP '08
Duration30 Mar 20084 Apr 2008
Location of eventCaesars Palace
CityLas VegasCountryUnited States

Event: Conference





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