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Performance analysis of bearings-only tracking algorithm
Author(s): David van Huyssteen; Mohamad Farooq
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Paper Abstract

A number of 'bearing-only' target motion analysis algorithms have appeared in the literature over the years, all suited to track an object based solely on noisy measurements of its angular position. In their paper 'Utilization of Modified Polar (MP) Coordinates for Bearings-Only Tracking' Aidala and Hammel advocate a filter in which the observable and unobservable states are naturally decoupled. While the MP filter has certain advantages over Cartesian and pseudolinear extended Kalman filters, it does not escape the requirement for the observer to steer an optimum maneuvering course to guarantee acceptable performance. This paper demonstrates by simulation the consequence if the observer deviates from this profile, even if it is sufficient to produce full state observability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3365, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XII, (30 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317505
Show Author Affiliations
David van Huyssteen, Royal Military College of Canada (Canada)
Mohamad Farooq, Royal Military College of Canada (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3365:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XII
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum, Editor(s)

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