Date Added: Jun 2010
Wideband source localization using acoustic sensor networks has been drawing a lot of research interest recently in wireless communication applications, such as cellular handset localization, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and land navigation technologies, etc. The maximum-likelihood is the predominant objective which leads to a variety of source localization approaches. However, the appropriate optimization (search) algorithms are still being pursuit by researchers since different aspects about the effectiveness of such algorithms have to be addressed on different circumstances. In this paper, the authors focus on the two popular source localization methods for wideband acoustic signals, namely the Alternating Projection (AP) algorithm and the Expectation Maximization (EM) algorithm.