Sensor Scheduling Problems

Sensor Scheduling Problems

Title : Sensor Scheduling Problems
Authors :
Bensoussan, Alain
Baras, John, S.
Conference : 27th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control Vol 3, , pp. 2342-2345
Date: December 07 - December 09, 1988

We consider the nonlinear filtering problem of a vector difussion process, when several noisy vector observations with possibly different dimension of their range space are available. At each time any number of these observationsĀ (or sensors) can be utilized in the signal processing performed by the nonlinear filter. The problem considered is the optimal selection of a schedule of these sensors from the available set, so as to optimally estimate a function of the state at the final time. Optimality is measured by a combined performance measure that allocates penalties forĀ errors in estimation, for switching between sensor schedules and for running a sensor. The solution is obtained in the form of a system of quasi-variational inequalities in the space of solutions of certain Zakai equations.

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