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Decentralized mapping of robot-aided sensor networks

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Decentralized mapping of robot-aided sensor networks
— A key problem in deploying sensor networks in real-world applications is that of mapping, i.e. determining the location of each sensor such that subsequent tasks such as tracking, control and planning can be performed. In this paper, we present a robust decentralized algorithm for mapping the nodes in a sparsely connected sensor network using range-only measurements and motion from a mobile robot. Our approach utilizes a polar parameterized Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) and requires little to no prior information about the node locations. We extend the standard unimodal centralized EKF to a multi-modal decentralized framework. Each node within the network estimates its position along with its neighbor’s position and uses a message-passing algorithm to propagate its belief to its neighbors. Thus, the global network localization problem is solved in pieces, by each node independently estimating its local network. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach using simulated and r...
Joseph Djugash, Sanjiv Singh, Ben Grocholsky
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ICRA
Authors Joseph Djugash, Sanjiv Singh, Ben Grocholsky
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