Model-based Tracking of Movable Sources in Spatially Distributed Phenomena Using Sensor Management

Journal paper


Achim Kuwertz
Marco F. Huber
Felix Sawo
Uwe D. Hanebeck


tm - Technisches Messen 77 no. 10, Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, October 2010.



Space-time continuous phenomena such as pollution loads or temperature distributions often originate from unknown and possibly movable sources. In many realworld scenarios, however, information about the location of such sources can only be gained indirectly by monitoring the induced physical phenomena using distributed sensing systems, e.g., stationary or mobile sensors. In this article, a modelbased approach for real-time source localization and target tracking is introduced. To maximize specific information gained from the measurements, this approach strongly relies on a non-myopic sensor management methodology, which allows for tracking moving sources in an efficient and accurate manner.