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Alternative architectures for IMM tracking of maneuvering aircraft
Author(s): Robert G. Hutchins; Dean Wilson; L. Kurt Allred; Russell Duren
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the results of a study of tracking algorithms for maneuvering targets. The design focuses on alternative algorithms to track two-dimensional targets during maneuvers. The algorithms explored include a standard Kalman algorithm, an extended Kalman algorithm in which the target turn rate is an additional state variable, an interactive multiple model (IMM) algorithm consisting of two models with varying plant noise, a three-model IMM specifying three distinct target turn rates, and a constant gain alpha-beta filter. The IMM trackers tended to work the best in this study, with the three-model IMM performing best overall.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 2002
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4728, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2002, (7 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.478513
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Robert G. Hutchins, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
Dean Wilson, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
L. Kurt Allred, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
Russell Duren, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4728:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2002
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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