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IMM techniques for dual-band infrared target tracking
Author(s): Carlo Quaranta; Aurora Ondini; Luca Fortunato; Giorgio Balzarotti
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an application of the IMM (Interacting Multiple Model) technique in a multiple target tracking system for an IRST (Infrared Search and Track) system operating in the mid and in the long wave infrared bands. The use of the two IR bands allows better performances in terms of detection probability, lower false tracks and short time for track initiation. To properly merge data from the two sensors, an enhancement of the PDA (Probabilistic Data Association) technique is introduced in the process. The approach has shown to properly operate with a very high number of possible targets in the two IR bands. Good results have been obtained also in the case of clustered detections, as well as in uniformly space distributed detections.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5573, Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing X, (10 November 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.565469
Show Author Affiliations
Carlo Quaranta, Galileo Avionica (Italy)
Aurora Ondini, Galileo Avionica (Italy)
Luca Fortunato, Galileo Avionica (Italy)
Giorgio Balzarotti, Galileo Avionica (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5573:
Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing X
Lorenzo Bruzzone, Editor(s)

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