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Multisensor Processing Algorithms for Underwater Dipole Localization and Tracking Using MEMS Artificial Lateral-Line Sensors

  • Saunvit Pandya1Email author,
  • Yingchen Yang1,
  • Douglas L. Jones2,
  • Jonathan Engel1 and
  • Chang Liu1
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20062006:076593

https://doi.org/10.1155/ASP/2006/76593

Received: 1 January 2006

Accepted: 16 July 2006

Published: 11 September 2006

Abstract

An engineered artificial lateral-line system has been recently developed, consisting of a 16-element array of finely spaced MEMS hot-wire flow sensors. This represents a new class of underwater flow sensing instruments and necessitates the development of rapid, efficient, and robust signal processing algorithms. In this paper, we report on the development and implementation of a set of algorithms that assist in the localization and tracking of vibrational dipole sources underwater. Using these algorithms, accurate tracking of the trajectory of a moving dipole source has been demonstrated successfully.

Keywords

Information TechnologySignal ProcessingQuantum InformationProcessing AlgorithmFlow Sensor

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, USA
(2)
Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, USA

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This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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