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Sensors 2017, 17(11), 2619;

An Improved Aerial Target Localization Method with a Single Vector Sensor

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College of Underwater Acoustic Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China
Science and Technology Underwater Acoustic Laboratory, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China
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Received: 11 August 2017 / Revised: 7 November 2017 / Accepted: 7 November 2017 / Published: 14 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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This paper focuses on the problems encountered in the actual data processing with the use of the existing aerial target localization methods, analyzes the causes of the problems, and proposes an improved algorithm. Through the processing of the sea experiment data, it is found that the existing algorithms have higher requirements for the accuracy of the angle estimation. The improved algorithm reduces the requirements of the angle estimation accuracy and obtains the robust estimation results. The closest distance matching estimation algorithm and the horizontal distance estimation compensation algorithm are proposed. The smoothing effect of the data after being post-processed by using the forward and backward two-direction double-filtering method has been improved, thus the initial stage data can be filtered, so that the filtering results retain more useful information. In this paper, the aerial target height measurement methods are studied, the estimation results of the aerial target are given, so as to realize the three-dimensional localization of the aerial target and increase the understanding of the underwater platform to the aerial target, so that the underwater platform has better mobility and concealment. View Full-Text
Keywords: aerial target; height estimation; elevation; matching; compensation aerial target; height estimation; elevation; matching; compensation

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