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Multipath track fusion for over-the-horizon radar
Author(s): D. John Percival; Kruger A. B. White
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Paper Abstract

Over-the-horizon skywave radar exploits ionospheric propagation of HF signals to detect targets beyond the line-of-sight horizon. Multiple propagation paths between the radar sites and the target are often encountered, giving multiple resolved detections for a single target. An algorithm for the fusion of multipath tracks is outlined here which accounts for uncertainty in the coordinate registration transformation to ground coordinates. A multihypothesis track association procedure is described which may be appended to existing radar coordinate tracking filters. The probability for each feasible track association hypothesis is computed, and fused estimates for target states in ground coordinates are evaluated for each hypothesis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 October 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3163, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1997, (29 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.279529
Show Author Affiliations
D. John Percival, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Kruger A. B. White, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3163:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1997
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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