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Optical Engineering

Precision target tracking for small extended objects
Author(s): Yaakov Bar-Shalom; Hemchandra M. Shertukde; Krishna R. Pattipati
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Paper Abstract

We present a methodology for tracking the centroid of small extended objects using measurements from a forward looking infrared imaging sensor. The statistical characterization of the centroid of a frame as a noisy linear measurement of the centroid of the target is obtained. The offset measurement noise is shown to be autocorrelated. State vanable models and the corresponding filters for tracking the target centroid with these measurements are presented. Their performances are compared, and it is verified with simulations that the filter that models the autocorrelated measurement noise provides the best performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1990
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 29(2) doi: 10.1117/12.55580
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 29, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
Yaakov Bar-Shalom, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Hemchandra M. Shertukde, Univ. of Hartford (United States)
Krishna R. Pattipati, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)

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