A study analyzes an information-theoretic metric and its approach for initial sensor search and compares its expected performance with the maximum-probability approach. This information-theoretic approach points the sensor at the candidate direction that provides the largest amount of information about the uncertainties of the object state. The Kullback–Leibler (KL) divergence between the prior and posterior distribution can be used to quantify the amount of gained information, including information gained from no-detection measurements. The study formalizes the information-theoretic approach by providing a mathematical interpretation about the relationship between these two approaches and performing simulations to demonstrate their numerical performance.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Aerospace Engineering
- Space and Planetary Science
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Applied Mathematics