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Application of IMM/MHT tracking with spectral features to ground targets
Author(s): Samuel S. Blackman; Robert J. Dempster; Doreen M. Sasaki; Paul Frank Singer; G. K. Tucker
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Paper Abstract

This paper considers the problem of tracking dim unresolved ground targets and helicopters in heavy clutter with a ground based sensor. To detect dim targets the threshold must be set low which result in a large number of false alarms. The tracker typically uses the target dynamics to prevent the false tracks. The interesting aspect of this problem is that the targets may be or may become stationary. The tracks of stationary targets are difficult to discriminate from tracks formed by persistent false alarms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3809, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1999, (4 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.364043
Show Author Affiliations
Samuel S. Blackman, Raytheon Systems Co. (United States)
Robert J. Dempster, Raytheon Systems Co. (United States)
Doreen M. Sasaki, Raytheon Systems Co. (United States)
Paul Frank Singer, Raytheon Systems Co. (United States)
G. K. Tucker, Raytheon Systems Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3809:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1999
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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