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Accelerated space object tracking via graphic processing unit
Author(s): Bin Jia; Kui Liu; Khanh Pham; Erik Blasch; Genshe Chen
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, a hybrid Monte Carlo Gauss mixture Kalman filter is proposed for the continuous orbit estimation problem. Specifically, the graphic processing unit (GPU) aided Monte Carlo method is used to propagate the uncertainty of the estimation when the observation is not available and the Gauss mixture Kalman filter is used to update the estimation when the observation sequences are available. A typical space object tracking problem using the ground radar is used to test the performance of the proposed algorithm. The performance of the proposed algorithm is compared with the popular cubature Kalman filter (CKF). The simulation results show that the ordinary CKF diverges in 5 observation periods. In contrast, the proposed hybrid Monte Carlo Gauss mixture Kalman filter achieves satisfactory performance in all observation periods. In addition, by using the GPU, the computational time is over 100 times less than that using the conventional central processing unit (CPU).

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2016
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9838, Sensors and Systems for Space Applications IX, 983803 (13 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2224966
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Bin Jia, Intelligent Fusion Technology, Inc. (United States)
Kui Liu, Intelligent Fusion Technology, Inc. (United States)
Khanh Pham, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Erik Blasch, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Genshe Chen, Intelligent Fusion Technology, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9838:
Sensors and Systems for Space Applications IX
Khanh D. Pham; Genshe Chen, Editor(s)

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