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Ground moving target processing for tracking selected targets
Author(s): Howard Nichols; Uttam Majumder; Gregory Owirka; Lucas Finn
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Paper Abstract

BAE Systems has developed a baseline real-time selected vehicle (SV) radar tracking capability that successfully tracked multiple civilian vehicles in real-world traffic conditions within challenging semi-urban clutter. This real-time tracking capability was demonstrated in laboratory setting. Recent enhancements to the baseline capability include multiple detection modes, improvements to the system-level design, and a wide-area tracking mode. The multiple detection modes support two tracking regimes; wide-area and localized selected vehicle tracking. These two tracking regimes have distinct challenges that may be suited to different trackers. Incorporation of a wide-area tracking mode provides both situational awareness and the potential for enhancing SV track initiation. Improvements to the system-level design simplify the integration of multiple detection modes and more realistic SV track initiation capabilities. Improvements are designed to contribute to a comprehensive tracking capability that exploits a continuous stare paradigm. In this paper, focus will be on the challenges, design considerations, and integration of selected vehicle tracking.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9843, Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery XXIII, 984306 (14 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2224762
Show Author Affiliations
Howard Nichols, BAE Systems (United States)
Uttam Majumder, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Gregory Owirka, BAE Systems (United States)
Lucas Finn, BAE Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9843:
Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery XXIII
Edmund Zelnio; Frederick D. Garber, Editor(s)

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