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Moving target tracking using multiple sensors
Author(s): Manikant D. Lodaya; Richard Bottone
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Paper Abstract

Multiple Sensors improve tracking performance. The Kinematic Automatic Tracker (KAT) may drop a track when the Joint STARS aircraft is turning or the track is screened. In situation like this multiple sensors can improve tracking performance. Two algorithms for tracking moving targets using multiple sensors are developed. Both algorithms are based on modifying the existing KAT architecture. The first approach is based on the use of the best sensor's Moving Target Indicators (MTIs) when the sensors have overlapping dwells. The second and more general approach uses the report-to-track fusion algorithm. The first approach is frame- based (with multiple dwells), whereas the second approach is dwell- based. The tracking results are presented for the first algorithm for a two-sensors Korean scenario with increasing complexity. We also show the advantages of using multiple sensors for tracking using a simulated Korea scenario. For the report-to-track fusion algorithm, we present preliminary tracking results for a simulated scenario using two UAV sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4048, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2000, (13 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391990
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Manikant D. Lodaya, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Richard Bottone, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4048:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2000
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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