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Tracking airborne targets occasionally hidden in the blind Doppler
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an application of sequential Monte Carlo estimation (particle filtering) to the problem of tracking targets occasionally hidden in the blind Doppler zones of a radar. A particle filter which incorporates the prior knowledge of the blind Doppler zone limits has been designed. The simulation results suggest significant improvement in track continuity over the standard Extended Kalman filter. As an operationally viable solution a hybrid tracker is envisaged which can switch between the EKF (with possible built-in data association logic) and the particle filter, depending on the tracking conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 November 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4473, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2001, (26 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.492809
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Neil J. Gordon, QinetiQ Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Branko Ristic, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)


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

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