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Multitarget tracking and monopulse signal processing for spawning targets
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Paper Abstract

A monopulse radar is able to derive accurate angular measurements via intelligent processing of its sum and difference channel returns. Recently there have emerged techniques for angular estimation of several unresolved targets, meaning targets that are, in principle, merged within the same radar beam, can be extracted separately. The key is the joint exploitation of information in several range bins. Here we show the performance of this approach in a high-fidelity simulation: we observe considerable improvement in track RMSE, but little corresponding gain in track completeness. Coupled with a hidden Markov model on target number, however, the performance is impressive.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5428, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2004, (25 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.542643
Show Author Affiliations
Peter K. Willett, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
William Dale Blair, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Terry Ogle, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5428:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2004
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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