A novel location estimation based on pattern matching algorithm in underwater environments

Kun-Chou Lee, Jhih Sian Ou, Min Chih Huang, Ming-Chung Fang

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In this paper, we present a novel approach based on pattern recognition to treat the underwater localization. The goal is to achieve underwater localization by the pattern matching algorithm. It should be noted that the reflected signals in underwater environments do not affect our location estimation. Therefore, the underwater localization in this study is straightforward and efficient by using the pattern matching algorithm. We exploit the maximum likelihood (ML) to perform our study. Initially, the underwater signals are collected by the sound receiver at some sampling locations. These signals are suitably processed by the ML models and are stored in database. The test location in real-time is estimated through the database. Experimental results show that good accuracy of positioning can be obtained by proposed schemes. The proposed localization schemes can be applied to many other applications in underwater environments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-483
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Acoustics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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