Component Interfaces
This sections contains the base classes for the different components within the Stone Soup Framework.
Enabling Components
- class stonesoup.detector.Detector(sensor: SensorDataReader)[source]
Detector base class
A Detector processes
SensorData
to generateDetection
data.- Parameters
sensor (
SensorDataReader
) – Source of sensor data
- sensor: stonesoup.reader.base.SensorDataReader
Source of sensor data
- abstract detections_gen()
Returns a generator of detections for each time step.
- Yields
datetime.datetime
– Datetime of current time stepset of
Detection
– Detections generate in the time step
- class stonesoup.feeder.Feeder(reader: Reader)[source]
Feeder base class
Feeder consumes and outputs
State
data and can be used to modify the sequence, duplicate or drop data.- Parameters
reader (
Reader
) – Source of detections
- reader: stonesoup.reader.base.Reader
Source of detections
- class stonesoup.metricgenerator.MetricGenerator[source]
Metric Generator base class
Generates
Metric
objects used to asses the performance of a tracker using data held in aMetricManager
object- abstract compute_metric(manager, **kwargs)[source]
Compute metric
- Parameters
manager (MetricManager) – containing the data to be used to create the metric(s)
- Returns
Generated metrics
- Return type
list of
Metric
objects
- class stonesoup.tracker.Tracker[source]
Tracker base class
- abstract tracks_gen()[source]
Returns a generator of tracks for each time step.
- Yields
datetime.datetime
– Datetime of current time stepset of
Track
– Tracks existing in the time step
Data Input
- class stonesoup.reader.DetectionReader[source]
Detection Reader base class
- abstract detections_gen()[source]
Returns a generator of detections for each time step.
- Yields
datetime.datetime
– Datetime of current time stepset of
Detection
– Detections generate in the time step
- class stonesoup.reader.GroundTruthReader[source]
Ground Truth Reader base class
- abstract groundtruth_paths_gen()[source]
Returns a generator of ground truth paths for each time step.
- Yields
datetime.datetime
– Datetime of current time stepset of
GroundTruthPath
– Ground truth paths existing in the time step
- class stonesoup.reader.SensorDataReader[source]
Sensor Data Reader base class
- abstract sensor_data_gen()[source]
Returns a generator of sensor data for each time step.
- Yields
datetime.datetime
– Datetime of current time stepset of
SensorData
– Sensor data generated in the time step
Data Output
- class stonesoup.writer.MetricsWriter(metric_generator: MetricGenerator)[source]
Metrics Writer base class.
Writes out metrics to some form of storage for analysis.
- Parameters
metric_generator (
MetricGenerator
) – Source of metric to be written out
- metric_generator: stonesoup.metricgenerator.base.MetricGenerator
Source of metric to be written out
- class stonesoup.writer.TrackWriter(tracker: Tracker)[source]
Track Writer base class.
Writes out tracks to some form of storage for analysis.
- Parameters
tracker (
Tracker
) – Source of tracks to be written out
- tracker: stonesoup.tracker.base.Tracker
Source of tracks to be written out
Simulation
- class stonesoup.simulator.DetectionSimulator[source]
Detection Simulator base class
- abstract detections_gen()
Returns a generator of detections for each time step.
- Yields
datetime.datetime
– Datetime of current time stepset of
Detection
– Detections generate in the time step
- class stonesoup.simulator.GroundTruthSimulator[source]
Ground truth simulator
- abstract groundtruth_paths_gen()
Returns a generator of ground truth paths for each time step.
- Yields
datetime.datetime
– Datetime of current time stepset of
GroundTruthPath
– Ground truth paths existing in the time step
- class stonesoup.simulator.SensorSimulator[source]
Sensor Simulator base class
- abstract sensor_data_gen()
Returns a generator of sensor data for each time step.
- Yields
datetime.datetime
– Datetime of current time stepset of
SensorData
– Sensor data generated in the time step
- class stonesoup.platform.Platform(movement_controller: Movable = None, sensors: MutableSequence[Sensor] = None)[source]
A platform that can carry a number of different sensors.
The location of platform mounted sensors will be maintained relative to the sensor position. Platforms move within a 2 or 3 dimensional rectangular cartesian space.
A simple platform is considered to always be aligned with its principle velocity. It does not take into account issues such as bank angle or body deformation (e.g. flex).
Movement is controlled by the Platform’s
Platform.movement_controller
, and access to attributes of the Platform is proxied to the movement controller, to allow the Platform to report it’s own position, orientation etc.If a
movement_controller
argument is not supplied to the constructor, the Platform will try to construct one using unused arguments passed to the Platform’s constructor.Note
This class is abstract and not intended to be instantiated. To get the behaviour of this class use a subclass which gives movement behaviours. Currently these are
FixedPlatform
andMovingPlatform
- Parameters
movement_controller (
Movable
, optional) –Movable
object to control the Platform’s movement. Default is None, but it can be constructed transparently by passing Movable’s constructor parameters to the Platform constructor.sensors (
MutableSequence[Sensor]
, optional) – A list of N mounted sensors. Defaults to an empty list
- movement_controller: stonesoup.movable.movable.Movable
Movable
object to control the Platform’s movement. Default is None, but it can be constructed transparently by passing Movable’s constructor parameters to the Platform constructor.
- sensors: MutableSequence[stonesoup.sensor.sensor.Sensor]
A list of N mounted sensors. Defaults to an empty list
- add_sensor(sensor: Sensor) None [source]
Add a sensor to the platform
- Parameters
sensor (
BaseSensor
) – The sensor object to add
- class stonesoup.sensor.sensor.Sensor(rotation_offset: StateVector = None, mounting_offset: StateVector = None, movement_controller: Movable = None)[source]
Sensor Base class for general use.
Most properties and methods are inherited from
PlatformMountable
.Sensors must have a measure function.
- Parameters
rotation_offset (
StateVector
, optional) – A StateVector containing the sensor rotation offsets from the platform’s primary axis (defined as the direction of motion). Defaults to a zero vector with the same length as the Platform’svelocity_mapping
mounting_offset (
StateVector
, optional) – A StateVector containing the sensor translation offsets from the platform’s reference point. Defaults to a zero vector with length 3movement_controller (
Movable
, optional) – The`Movable
object that controls the movement of this sensor. Will be set by the platform if the sensor is assigned to a platform.
- abstract measure(ground_truths: Set[GroundTruthState], noise: Union[numpy.ndarray, bool] = True, **kwargs) Set[stonesoup.types.detection.TrueDetection] [source]
Generate a measurement for a given state
- Parameters
ground_truths (Set[
GroundTruthState
]) – A set ofGroundTruthState
noise (
numpy.ndarray
or bool) – An externally generated random process noise sample (the default is True, in which caservs()
is used; if False, no noise will be added)
- Returns
A set of measurements generated from the given states. The timestamps of the measurements are set equal to that of the corresponding states that they were calculated from. Each measurement stores the ground truth path that it was produced from.
- Return type
Set[
TrueDetection
]
- mounting_offset: stonesoup.types.array.StateVector
A StateVector containing the sensor translation offsets from the platform’s reference point. Defaults to a zero vector with length 3
- movement_controller: stonesoup.movable.movable.Movable
The
`Movable
object that controls the movement of this sensor. Will be set by the platform if the sensor is assigned to a platform.
- property orientation: Optional[stonesoup.types.array.StateVector]
A 3x1 StateVector of angles (rad), specifying the sensor orientation in terms of the counter-clockwise rotation around each Cartesian axis in the order \(x,y,z\). The rotation angles are positive if the rotation is in the counter-clockwise direction when viewed by an observer looking along the respective rotation axis, towards the origin.
Note
This property delegates the actual calculation of orientation to the Sensor’s
movement_controller
It is settable if, and only if, the sensor holds its own internal movement_controller.
- property position: Optional[stonesoup.types.array.StateVector]
The sensor position on a 3D Cartesian plane, expressed as a 3x1
StateVector
of Cartesian coordinates in the order \(x,y,z\).Note
This property delegates the actual calculation of position to the Sensor’s
movement_controller
It is settable if, and only if, the sensor holds its own internal movement_controller.
- rotation_offset: stonesoup.types.array.StateVector
A StateVector containing the sensor rotation offsets from the platform’s primary axis (defined as the direction of motion). Defaults to a zero vector with the same length as the Platform’s
velocity_mapping
- property velocity: Optional[stonesoup.types.array.StateVector]
The sensor velocity on a 3D Cartesian plane, expressed as a 3x1
StateVector
of Cartesian coordinates in the order \(x,y,z\).Note
This property delegates the actual calculation of velocity to the Sensor’s
movement_controller
It is settable if, and only if, the sensor holds its own internal movement_controller which is a
MovingMovable
.
Algorithm Components
- class stonesoup.dataassociator.DataAssociator(hypothesiser: Hypothesiser)[source]
Data Associator base class
A data associator is used to associate tracks and detections, and may also include an association of a missed detection. The associations generate are in the form a mapping each track to a hypothesis, based on “best” choice from hypotheses generate from a
Hypothesiser
.- Parameters
hypothesiser (
Hypothesiser
) – Generate a set of hypotheses for each track-detection pair
- hypothesiser: stonesoup.hypothesiser.base.Hypothesiser
Generate a set of hypotheses for each track-detection pair
- abstract associate(tracks: Set[Track], detections: Set[Detection], timestamp: datetime.datetime, **kwargs) Mapping[stonesoup.types.track.Track, stonesoup.types.hypothesis.Hypothesis] [source]
Associate tracks and detections
- Parameters
tracks (set of
Track
) – Tracks which detections will be associated to.detections (set of
Detection
) – Detections to be associated to tracks.timestamp (datetime.datetime) – Timestamp to be used for missed detections and to predict to.
- Returns
Mapping of track to Hypothesis
- Return type
mapping of
Track
:Hypothesis
- class stonesoup.deleter.Deleter(delete_last_pred: bool = False)[source]
Deleter base class.
Proposes tracks for deletion.
- Parameters
delete_last_pred (
bool
, optional) – Remove the state that caused a track to be deleted if it is a prediction.
- delete_last_pred: bool
Remove the state that caused a track to be deleted if it is a prediction.
- abstract check_for_deletion(track: Track, **kwargs) bool [source]
Check if a given track should be deleted.
- delete_tracks(tracks: Set[Track], **kwargs) Set[stonesoup.types.track.Track] [source]
Generic/Base track deletion method.
Iterates through all tracks in a given list and calls
check_for_deletion()
to determine which tracks should be deleted and which should survive.
- class stonesoup.hypothesiser.Hypothesiser[source]
Hypothesiser base class
Given a track and set of detections, generate hypothesis of association.
- hypothesise(track: Track, detections: Set[Detection], timestamp: datetime.datetime, **kwargs) Sequence[stonesoup.types.hypothesis.Hypothesis] [source]
Hypothesise track and detection association
- Parameters
track (Track) – Track which hypotheses will be generated for.
detections (set of
Detection
) – Detections used to generate hypotheses.timestamp (datetime.datetime) – A timestamp used when evaluating the state and measurement predictions. Note that if a given detection has a non empty timestamp, then prediction will be performed according to the timestamp of the detection.
- Returns
Ordered sequence of “best” to “worse” hypothesis.
- Return type
sequence of
Hypothesis
- class stonesoup.gater.Gater(hypothesiser: Union[Hypothesiser, Gater])[source]
Gater base class
Gaters wrap
Hypothesiser
objects and can be used to modify (typically reduce) the returned hypotheses.- Parameters
hypothesiser (
Union[Hypothesiser, ForwardRef('Gater')]
) – Hypothesiser or Gater that is being wrapped.
- hypothesiser: Union[stonesoup.hypothesiser.base.Hypothesiser, stonesoup.gater.base.Gater]
Hypothesiser or Gater that is being wrapped.
- class stonesoup.initiator.Initiator[source]
Initiator base class
Creates zero or more tracks based on provided detections.
- abstract initiate(detections: Set[Detection], timestamp: datetime.datetime, **kwargs) Set[stonesoup.types.track.Track] [source]
Generate tracks from detections.
- Parameters
detections (set of
Detection
) – Detections used to generate set of trackstimestamp (datetime.datetime) – Current timestamp
- Returns
Tracks generated from detections
- Return type
set of
Track
- class stonesoup.mixturereducer.MixtureReducer[source]
Mixture Reducer base class
- class stonesoup.predictor.Predictor(transition_model: TransitionModel, control_model: ControlModel = None)[source]
Predictor base class
A predictor is used to predict a new
State
given a priorState
and aTransitionModel
. In addition, aControlModel
may be used to model an external influence on the state.\[\mathbf{x}_{k|k-1} = f_k(\mathbf{x}_{k-1}, \mathbf{\nu}_k) + b_k(\mathbf{u}_k, \mathbf{\eta}_k)\]where \(\mathbf{x}_{k-1}\) is the prior state, \(f_k(\mathbf{x}_{k-1})\) is the transition function, \(\mathbf{u}_k\) the control vector, \(b_k(\mathbf{u}_k)\) the control input and \(\mathbf{\nu}_k\) and \(\mathbf{\eta}_k\) the transition and control model noise respectively.
- Parameters
transition_model (
TransitionModel
) – transition modelcontrol_model (
ControlModel
, optional) – control model
- transition_model: stonesoup.models.transition.base.TransitionModel
transition model
- control_model: stonesoup.models.control.base.ControlModel
control model
- abstract predict(prior, timestamp=None, **kwargs)[source]
The prediction function itself
- Parameters
prior (
State
) – The prior statetimestamp (
datetime.datetime
, optional) – Time at which the prediction is made (used by the transition model)
- Returns
State prediction
- Return type
- class stonesoup.resampler.Resampler[source]
Resampler base class
- class stonesoup.smoother.Smoother(transition_model: TransitionModel = None)[source]
Smoother Base Class
(Fixed interval) Smoothers in general are used to infer a state, or series of states, \(\mathbf{x}_k\) from measurements \(\mathbf{z}_{1:K}\) where \(k < K\).
The calculation is forward-backward in nature. The forward algorithm is “standard” filtering, provided by other Stone Soup components. The Smoother’s input is therefore a
Track
(created by whatever means) Thesmooth()
function undertakes the backward algorithm.- Parameters
transition_model (
TransitionModel
, optional) – Transition Model.
- transition_model: stonesoup.models.transition.base.TransitionModel
Transition Model.
- class stonesoup.updater.Updater(measurement_model: MeasurementModel)[source]
Updater base class
An updater is used to update the predicted state, utilising a measurement and a
MeasurementModel
. The general observation model is\[\mathbf{z} = h(\mathbf{x}, \mathbf{\sigma})\]where \(\mathbf{x}\) is the state, \(\mathbf{\sigma}\), the measurement noise and \(\mathbf{z}\) the resulting measurement.
- Parameters
measurement_model (
MeasurementModel
) – measurement model
- measurement_model: stonesoup.models.measurement.base.MeasurementModel
measurement model
- abstract predict_measurement(state_prediction, measurement_model=None, **kwargs)[source]
Get measurement prediction from state prediction
- Parameters
state_prediction (
StatePrediction
) – The state predictionmeasurement_model (
MeasurementModel
, optional) – The measurement model used to generate the measurement prediction. Should be used in cases where the measurement model is dependent on the received measurement. The default is None, in which case the updater will use the measurement model specified on initialisation
- Returns
The predicted measurement
- Return type
- abstract update(hypothesis, **kwargs)[source]
Update state using prediction and measurement.
- Parameters
hypothesis (
Hypothesis
) – Hypothesis with predicted state and associated detection used for updating.- Returns
The state posterior
- Return type
Models
- class stonesoup.models.control.ControlModel(ndim_state: int, mapping: Sequence[int])[source]
Control Model base class
- Parameters
ndim_state (
int
) – Number of state dimensionsmapping (
Sequence[int]
) – Mapping between control and state dims
- ndim_state: int
Number of state dimensions
- mapping: Sequence[int]
Mapping between control and state dims
- property ndim: int
Number of dimensions of model
- abstract property ndim_ctrl: int
Number of control input dimensions
- abstract function(state: State, noise: Union[bool, numpy.ndarray] = False, **kwargs) Union[stonesoup.types.array.StateVector, stonesoup.types.array.StateVectors]
Model function \(f_k(x(k),w(k))\)
- Parameters
state (State) – An input state
noise (
numpy.ndarray
or bool) – An externally generated random process noise sample (the default is False, in which case no noise will be added if ‘True’, the output ofrvs()
is used)
- Returns
The StateVector(s) with the model function evaluated.
- Return type
StateVector
orStateVectors
- abstract pdf(state1: State, state2: State, **kwargs) Union[stonesoup.types.numeric.Probability, numpy.ndarray]
Model pdf/likelihood evaluation function
Evaluates the pdf/likelihood of
state1
, given the statestate2
which is passed tofunction()
.- Parameters
- Returns
The likelihood of
state1
, givenstate2
- Return type
Probability
orndarray
ofProbability
- abstract rvs(num_samples: int = 1, **kwargs) Union[stonesoup.types.array.StateVector, stonesoup.types.array.StateVectors]
Model noise/sample generation function
Generates noise samples from the model.
- Parameters
num_samples (scalar, optional) – The number of samples to be generated (the default is 1)
- Returns
noise – A set of Np samples, generated from the model’s noise distribution.
- Return type
2-D array of shape (
ndim
,num_samples
)
- class stonesoup.models.measurement.MeasurementModel(ndim_state: int, mapping: Sequence[int])[source]
Measurement Model base class
- Parameters
ndim_state (
int
) – Number of state dimensionsmapping (
Sequence[int]
) – Mapping between measurement and state dims
- ndim_state: int
Number of state dimensions
- mapping: Sequence[int]
Mapping between measurement and state dims
- property ndim: int
Number of dimensions of model
- abstract property ndim_meas: int
Number of measurement dimensions
- abstract function(state: State, noise: Union[bool, numpy.ndarray] = False, **kwargs) Union[stonesoup.types.array.StateVector, stonesoup.types.array.StateVectors]
Model function \(f_k(x(k),w(k))\)
- Parameters
state (State) – An input state
noise (
numpy.ndarray
or bool) – An externally generated random process noise sample (the default is False, in which case no noise will be added if ‘True’, the output ofrvs()
is used)
- Returns
The StateVector(s) with the model function evaluated.
- Return type
StateVector
orStateVectors
- abstract pdf(state1: State, state2: State, **kwargs) Union[stonesoup.types.numeric.Probability, numpy.ndarray]
Model pdf/likelihood evaluation function
Evaluates the pdf/likelihood of
state1
, given the statestate2
which is passed tofunction()
.- Parameters
- Returns
The likelihood of
state1
, givenstate2
- Return type
Probability
orndarray
ofProbability
- abstract rvs(num_samples: int = 1, **kwargs) Union[stonesoup.types.array.StateVector, stonesoup.types.array.StateVectors]
Model noise/sample generation function
Generates noise samples from the model.
- Parameters
num_samples (scalar, optional) – The number of samples to be generated (the default is 1)
- Returns
noise – A set of Np samples, generated from the model’s noise distribution.
- Return type
2-D array of shape (
ndim
,num_samples
)
- class stonesoup.models.transition.TransitionModel[source]
Transition Model base class
- property ndim: int
Number of dimensions of model
- abstract property ndim_state: int
Number of state dimensions
- abstract function(state: State, noise: Union[bool, numpy.ndarray] = False, **kwargs) Union[stonesoup.types.array.StateVector, stonesoup.types.array.StateVectors]
Model function \(f_k(x(k),w(k))\)
- Parameters
state (State) – An input state
noise (
numpy.ndarray
or bool) – An externally generated random process noise sample (the default is False, in which case no noise will be added if ‘True’, the output ofrvs()
is used)
- Returns
The StateVector(s) with the model function evaluated.
- Return type
StateVector
orStateVectors
- abstract pdf(state1: State, state2: State, **kwargs) Union[stonesoup.types.numeric.Probability, numpy.ndarray]
Model pdf/likelihood evaluation function
Evaluates the pdf/likelihood of
state1
, given the statestate2
which is passed tofunction()
.- Parameters
- Returns
The likelihood of
state1
, givenstate2
- Return type
Probability
orndarray
ofProbability
- abstract rvs(num_samples: int = 1, **kwargs) Union[stonesoup.types.array.StateVector, stonesoup.types.array.StateVectors]
Model noise/sample generation function
Generates noise samples from the model.
- Parameters
num_samples (scalar, optional) – The number of samples to be generated (the default is 1)
- Returns
noise – A set of Np samples, generated from the model’s noise distribution.
- Return type
2-D array of shape (
ndim
,num_samples
)