Wei Li, "Identifying an Odour Source in Fluid-Advected Environments, Algorithms Abstracted from Moth-Inspired Plume Tracing Strategies", Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, vol. 7, Article ID 287801, 15 pages, 2010. https://doi.org/10.1080/11762320903537790
Identifying an Odour Source in Fluid-Advected Environments, Algorithms Abstracted from Moth-Inspired Plume Tracing Strategies
This paper presents algorithms for identifying the odour source of a chemical plume with significant filament intermittency and meander developed in fluid-advected environments. The algorithms are abstracted from moth-inspired chemical plume tracing strategies in two steps. First, we introduce the concept of the last chemical detection points that leads to construction of a source identification zone and development of two variations in the source identification algorithms. Second, we use Monte Carlo methods to optimise the proposed algorithms in a simulated environment. The evaluation results demonstrate that the optimised algorithm achieves a success rate of over 90% in identifying the source location, the average identification time is 3–4 min and the average error is 1–2 m surrounding the source location.
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