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Ambiguities in evaluating performance of multiple target tracking algorithms
Author(s): Oliver E. Drummond; Barry E. Fridling
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Paper Abstract

Evaluating performance of tracking algorithms is straightforward for a simulation with a single target and one computed track. Performance evaluation with multiple targets, on the other hand, is complex due to ambiguities that create confusion about which target goes with a track. The ambiguities are caused by misassociations or unresolved closely spaced objects. Various considerations in choosing a methodology for performance evaluation to handle these ambiguities are discussed. An approach to assigning tracks to targets is described that takes these considerations into account.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1698, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1992, (25 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.139399
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Oliver E. Drummond, General Dynamics Corp. (United States)
Barry E. Fridling, Institute for Defense Analyses (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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