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Application of neural networks to track association in over the horizon radar
Author(s): Jihan Zhu; Robert E. Bogner; Abdesselam Bouzerdoum; Michael Southcott
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Paper Abstract

Over The Horizon Radar (OTHR) uses the ionosphere layers in the sky as a reflection medium. Multiple ionospheric layers cause several tracks per target to be observed at the receiver. The objective of this research is to associate tracks which belong to the same target. We adopt a data fusion approach to track association which is based on knowledge of human perceptual grouping mechanism--Gestalt psychology. To facilitate the fusion of the tracks by using affinity information derived from human perceptual grouping principles we developed a clustering algorithm based on a refined self-organizing neural network. This network, which we call the dynamic clustering scheme, automatically controls the allocation of clusters in response to the novelty of each input.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 June 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2233, Sensor Fusion and Aerospace Applications II, (22 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179042
Show Author Affiliations
Jihan Zhu, Univ. of Adelaide and Ctr. for Sensor Signal and Information Processing (Australia)
Robert E. Bogner, Univ. of Adelaide and Ctr. for Sensor Signal and Information Processing (Australia)
Abdesselam Bouzerdoum, Univ. of Adelaide and Ctr. for Sensor Signal and Information Processing (Australia)
Michael Southcott, Univ. of Adelaide and Ctr. for Sensor Signal and Information Processing (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2233:
Sensor Fusion and Aerospace Applications II
Nagaraj Nandhakumar, Editor(s)

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