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Surveillance radar range-bearing centroid processing
Author(s): Benjamin J. Slocumb
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Paper Abstract

In non-monopulse mechanically scanned surveillance radars, each target can be detected multiple times as the beam is scanned across the target. To prevent redundant reports of the object, a centroid processing algorithm is used to associate and cluster the multiple detections, called primitives, into a single object measurement. This paper reviews several techniques for centroid processing, and presents a new center of mass algorithm that is implemented with the recursive least squares algorithm. The new algorithm has a unique gating process to enable the primitive measurement association. Simulation results of the new algorithm are reported. Multiple object merged measurement handling issues within the centroid processing context are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 November 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4473, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2001, (26 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.492759
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Benjamin J. Slocumb, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4473:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2001
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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