A POMDP for multi-view target classification with an autonomous underwater vehicle

Vincent Myers, David P. Williams

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A partially observable Markov decision process (POMDP) is proposed to perform multi-view classification of underwater objects. The model allows one to adaptively determine which additional views of an object would be most beneficial for reducing classification uncertainty. Acquiring additional views is made possible by employing a sonar-equipped autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for data collection. The POMDP model is validated using real synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) data collected at sea, with promising results. The approach provides an elegant way to fully exploit multi-view information in a methodical manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMTS/IEEE Seattle, OCEANS 2010
StatePublished - 2010
EventMTS/IEEE Seattle, OCEANS 2010 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Sep 20 2010Sep 23 2010

Publication series

NameMTS/IEEE Seattle, OCEANS 2010


OtherMTS/IEEE Seattle, OCEANS 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering


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