Robust Radiation Sources Localization Based on the Peak Suppressed Particle Filter for Mixed Multi-Modal Environments
AbstractThis paper addresses a detection problem where sparse measurements are utilized to estimate the source parameters in a mixed multi-modal radiation field. As the limitation of dimensional scalability and the unimodal characteristic, most existing algorithms fail to detect the multi-point sources gathered in narrow regions, especially with no prior knowledge about intensity and source number. The proposed Peak Suppressed Particle Filter (PSPF) method utilizes a hybrid scheme of multi-layer particle filter, mean-shift clustering technique and peak suppression correction to solve the major challenges faced by current existing algorithms. Firstly, the algorithm realizes sequential estimation of multi-point sources in a cross-mixed radiation field by using particle filtering and suppressing intensity peak value, while existing algorithms could just identify single point or spatially separated point sources. Secondly, the number of radioactive sources could be determined in a non-parametric manner as the fact that invalid particle swarms would disperse automatically. In contrast, existing algorithms either require prior information or rely on expensive statistic estimation and comparison. Additionally, to improve the prediction stability and convergent performance, distance correction module and configuration maintenance machine are developed to sustain the multimodal prediction stability. Finally, simulations and physical experiments are carried out in aspects such as different noise level, non-parametric property, processing time and large-scale estimation, to validate the effectiveness and robustness of the PSPF algorithm. View Full-Text
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Gao, W.; Wang, W.; Zhu, H.; Huang, G.; Wu, D.; Du, Z. Robust Radiation Sources Localization Based on the Peak Suppressed Particle Filter for Mixed Multi-Modal Environments. Sensors 2018, 18, 3784.
Gao W, Wang W, Zhu H, Huang G, Wu D, Du Z. Robust Radiation Sources Localization Based on the Peak Suppressed Particle Filter for Mixed Multi-Modal Environments. Sensors. 2018; 18(11):3784.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gao, Wenrui; Wang, Weidong; Zhu, Hongbiao; Huang, Guofu; Wu, Dongmei; Du, Zhijiang. 2018. "Robust Radiation Sources Localization Based on the Peak Suppressed Particle Filter for Mixed Multi-Modal Environments." Sensors 18, no. 11: 3784.
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