Clustered Exact Daum-Huang Particle Flow Filter

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Örenbaş H. , Mercimek M.

Mathematical Problems in Engineering, vol.2019, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2019
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2019/8369565
  • Title of Journal : Mathematical Problems in Engineering


Unlike the conventional particle filters, particle flow filters do not rely on proposal density and importance sampling; they employ flow of the particles through a methodology derived from the log-homotopy scheme and ensure successful migration of the particles. Amongst the efficient implementations of particle filters, Exact Daum-Huang (EDH) filter pursues the calculation of migration parameters all together. An improved version of it, Localized Exact Daum-Huang (LEDH) filter, calculates the migration parameters separately. In this study, the main objective is to reduce the cost of calculation in LEDH filters which is due to exhaustive calculation of each migration parameter. We proposed the Clustered Exact Daum-Huang (CEDH) filter. The main impact of CEDH is the clustering of the particles considering the ones producing similar errors and then calculating the same migration parameters for the particles within each cluster. Through clustering and handling the particles with high errors, their engagement and influence can be balanced, and the system can greatly reduce the negative effects of such particles on the overall system. We implement the filter successfully for the scenario of high dimensional target tracking. The results are compared to those obtained with EDH and LEDH filters to validate its efficiency.