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Survey of neural networks as applied to target tracking
Author(s): Rahman Ghamasaee; Farid Amoozegar; Ho-Yuen Pang; Yee Chin Wong; Samuel S. Blackman
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Paper Abstract

Target tracking research has been of interest to several different groups of researchers from different perspectives. Perhaps, an event of greatest importance in the history and development of target tracking research is the new trend in the architectural revolution in current algorithms and techniques that are used for target tracking, i.e., the advent of neural networks and their applications to nonlinear dynamical systems. It has already been established in the literature that the mathematical complexity of the state of the art tracking algorithms have gone far beyond the computational power of the conventional digital processors. Since the introduction of Kalman filtering, several powerful mathematical tools have been added to target tracking techniques, e.g., probabilistic data association, correlation and gating, evidential reasoning, etc. All these methods have one thing in common, and that is, they track targets rather differently from the way nature does that. It is rather hard to come up with a sound mathematical proof and verification of the concept for different parallel distributed architectures that seem appropriate for a general class of target tracking applications. However, the volume of contributions within the last decade, in the application of various neural network architectures to different classes of target tracking scenarios can not simply be ignored. Therefore, the objective of this paper is to classify and address various neural network-based tracking algorithms that have been introduced since 1986 until now and discuss their common views as well as their differences in results and in architectures. It is also intended to address the role of mathematics in each of these algorithms and the extent that conventional methods are used in conjunction with the neural network-based techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3069, Automatic Target Recognition VII, (23 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.277127
Show Author Affiliations
Rahman Ghamasaee, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Farid Amoozegar, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)
Ho-Yuen Pang, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Yee Chin Wong, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Samuel S. Blackman, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3069:
Automatic Target Recognition VII
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Editor(s)

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