Distributed Particle Filter Based on Particle Exchanges

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Multi-agent networks are known for their scalability, robustness, flexibility, and are typically tasked with a variety of tasks such as target tracking, surveillance, traffic control, and environmental monitoring. Distributed Particle Filters (DPF) are often employed when the for non-linear parameter estimation with non-Gaussian noise. In this paper, we propose a novel distributed particle filter whose transmitted quantities are particles. The fusion process of particles is implemented in a distributed and iterative fashion. To reduce the communication overhead, we adopt the Gaussian process-enhanced resampling algorithm, which reduces the size of local particle set, while still ensures acceptable filtering performance. To determine the local particle set after the communication, we propose two solutions. Our first algorithm (GP-DPF) adopts a “scoring mechanism”, allowing local agents score the received particles and using the scores as the selection criterion. Our second proposed solution (FA-DPF) is a meta-heuristic approach, which uses the well known firefly algorithm as a selection method for particle-based distributed particle filtering. Our simulations demonstrate the superiority of our proposed algorithms under the condition of limited communication and computational resources against other state-of-the-art distributed particle filters.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2023 IEEE Aerospace Conference
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-9032-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-9033-7
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event2023 IEEE Aerospace Conference - Big Sky, United States
Duration: 4 Mar 202311 Mar 2023

Publication series

NameIEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1095-323X


Conference2023 IEEE Aerospace Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBig Sky

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