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Localization of a moving dipole source underwater using an artificial lateral line
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Paper Abstract

Motivated by the lateral line system of fish, arrays of flow sensors have been proposed as a new sensing modality for underwater robots. Existing studies on such artificial lateral lines (ALLs) have been mostly focused on the localization of a fixed underwater vibrating sphere (dipole source). In this paper we examine the problem of tracking a moving dipole source using an ALL system. A nonlinear estimation problem is formulated based on an analytical model for the moving dipole-generated flow field, which is subsequently solved with the Gauss-Newton method. The effectiveness of the proposed approach is illustrated with simulation results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8339, Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2012, 833909 (4 April 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.916440
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Ahmad T. Abdulsadda, Michigan State Univ. (United States)
Xiaobo Tan, Michigan State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8339:
Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2012
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Editor(s)

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