Introduction to particle filters for tracking applications in the passive acoustic monitoring of cetaceans

Authors

  • P.R. White Signal Processing and Control Group, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR), Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom
  • M.L. Hadley Signal Processing and Control Group, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR), Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom

Keywords:

Acoustic measuring instruments, Acoustics, Air filters, Distributed computer systems, Nonlinear filtering, Signal filtering and prediction, Signaling, Target tracking, Particle Filtering, Passive acoustic monitoring

Abstract

The application of particle filters to two tracking problems in passive acoustic monitoring are discussed. Specifically we describe algorithms for extracting the contours of delphinid whistles and the localization of vocalizing animals in three dimensions using a distributed sensor array. The work is focused on highlighting the potential of particle filters in the analysis of bioacoustic signals. The discussion is based on one particular form of particle filter: the sequential importance resampling filter.

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Published

2008-03-01

How to Cite

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White P, Hadley M. Introduction to particle filters for tracking applications in the passive acoustic monitoring of cetaceans. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2008 Mar. 1 [cited 2022 Jan. 19];36(1):146-52. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2004

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada