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Title Bayesian methods in the search for MH370 / Sam Davey, Neil Gordon, Ian Holland, Mark Rutten, Jason Williams
Published Singapore : SpringerOpen, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 114 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series SpringerBriefs in electrical and computer engineering, Signal processing, 2191-8112
SpringerBriefs in electrical and computer engineering. Signal processing. 2191-8112
Contents Introduction -- Factual Description of Accident and Available Information -- Bayesian Approach -- Inmarsat Satellite Communication System -- Aircraft Cruise Dynamics -- Aircraft Maneuver Dynamics -- Particle Filter Implementations -- Validation Experiments -- Application to MH370 Accident -- Incorporating Search Data -- Conclusions
Summary This book demonstrates how nonlinear/non-Gaussian Bayesian time series estimation methods were used to produce a probability distribution of potential MH370 flight paths. It provides details of how the probabilistic models of aircraft flight dynamics, satellite communication system measurements, environmental effects and radar data were constructed and calibrated. The probability distribution was used to define the search zone in the southern Indian Ocean. The book describes particle-filter based numerical calculation of the aircraft flight-path probability distribution and validates the method using data from several of the involved aircraft's previous flights. Finally it is shown how the Reunion Island flaperon debris find affects the search probability distribution
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed July 20, 2016)
Subject Aircraft accidents -- Investigation -- Decision making.
Bayesian statistical decision theory.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Incident, 2014.
Form Electronic book
Author Davey, Sam, author
Gordon, Neil, author
Holland, Ian, 1965- author
Rutten, Mark, author
Williams, Jason, author
ISBN 9789811003783
9789811003790 (electronic bk.)
9811003793 (electronic bk.)