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Estimating Vehicle Position Using Few Range Measurements to a Known Curved Surface

Abstract : This paper presents a method by which data from two or more rangefinders can be combined to estimate vehicle position when operating in proximity to a surface of known curvature. Estimates are combined in an Extended Kalman Filter which accounts for the expected transformation of sensor noise. Although developed for use with Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, this curvature-based localization technique can be applied to any mobile agent capable of measuring its range to a previously-mapped surface.
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Michael Kokko, Franz Hover. Estimating Vehicle Position Using Few Range Measurements to a Known Curved Surface. 6th International Conference on Field and Service Robotics - FSR 2007, Jul 2007, Chamonix, France. ⟨inria-00202693⟩

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