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Design and evaluation of multiple hypothesis tracking for infrared surveillance systems
Author(s): Samuel S. Blackman; Robert J. Dempster; Ted J. Broida
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an overall methodology for the application of a multiple hypothesis tracking (MHT) algorithm to the IR surveillance system problem of tracking dim targets in a heavy clutter or false alarm background. First, It discusses the manner in which the detection and tracking systems are jointly designed to optimize performance. Next, it presents approximate methods that can conveniently be used for preliminary system design and performance prediction. Finally, it discusses the use of a detailed Monte Carlo simulation for final system evaluation and presents results illustrating the proposed methods and comparing predicted and simulation performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1992
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1698, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1992, (25 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.139394
Show Author Affiliations
Samuel S. Blackman, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)
Robert J. Dempster, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)
Ted J. Broida, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1698:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1992
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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