Optical Engineering • Open AccessTechnique for radar and infrared search and track data fusion
An algorithm for the fusion of data used for target search and tracking originated by a bidimensional radar and infrared search and track is proposed and described. To permit a fusion process between two systems whose measurements are not completely comparable, a new strategy for mixing the system states is introduced, thus obtaining a set of homogeneous measurements. We describe the rationale behind the method and develop mathematical aspects necessary to obtain the equation for the fusion of tracking data. An analysis of the estimation errors associated with the proposed model is also described. Some simulation results demonstrate the capabilities of the presented technique.