Accession Number:

ADA445138

Title:

Optimum Cooperative UAV Sensing Based on Cramer-Rao Bound

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH AIR VEHICLES DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

2005-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

We investigate optimal estimation for both the position and the velocity of the ground moving target GMT by employing sensors composed of unmanned aerial vehicles UAVs. The problem is the cooperative sensing by the UAVs, in terms of their location geometries to achieve optimal estimation of the GMT. Based on the Cramer-Rao bound, we are able to derive the minimum achievable error variance in estimation of the position and the velocity of the GMT, and obtain the optimal geometries of the UAV sensors via minimization of the minimum achievable error variance for unbiased estimation commanded by the Cramer-Rao bound. Our solution is complete that encompasses various situations for the GMT, and the number of UAV sensors.

Subject Categories:

  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE