Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
John Raquet, PhD.
With a growing interest in non-GPS positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT), sound based positioning provides a precise way to locate both sound sources and microphones through audible signals of opportunity (SoOPs). Exploiting SoOPs allows for passive location estimation. But, attributing each signal to a specific source location when signals are simultaneously emitting proves problematic. Using an array of microphones, unique SoOPs are identified and located through steered response beamforming. Sound source signals are then isolated through time-frequency masking to provide clear reference stations by which to estimate the location of a separate microphone through time difference of arrival measurements. Results are shown for real data.
DTIC Accession Number
Weathers, David L., "Sound Based Positioning" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 1609.