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Data association in passive acoustic tracking
Author(s): C. Mark McIntyre; William A. Roger
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Paper Abstract

Multitarget, multisensor passive sonar tracing has many similarities to the radar problem. In particular, data association issues are critical to overall system performance when tracking barely detectable acoustic sources in a very cluttered ambient background. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of some of the crucial data management issues in passive acoustic tracking for those who are familiar with radar tracking. The problem of associating multiple detections in time to form input sequences to nonlinear target trackers is discussed. The problem of associating these input sequences, or contacts, with particular sources and then assigning the contacts to localization and tracking resources will also be described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1954, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1993, (22 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.157798
Show Author Affiliations
C. Mark McIntyre, Defence Research Establishment Atlantic (Canada)
William A. Roger, Defence Research Establishment Atlantic (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1954:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1993
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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