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Multiple target tracking using Janossy measure density functions
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Paper Abstract

It can be shown that sufficient statistics maintained by a multiple-hypothesis algorithm for a multiple-target tracking problem are expressed as a set of a posteriori Janossy measures. This fact suggests a new class of multiple target tracking algorithms without generating and evaluating data-to-data association hypotheses. Under a certain set of assumptions, including target-wise independent detection and measurement errors, a Janossy measure representation can be considered to be the symmetrization or scrambling of a posteriori joint target state distribution under a specific data association hypothesis. This paper explores the possibility of using Janossy measures directly to represent a posteriori joint target state distributions, instead of the product expression of the a posteriori joint target state distributions. By doing so, it becomes possible to combine any two data association hypotheses sharing the same number of detected targets they assume, thereby providing an effective method for combining data association hypotheses. When using Janossy measures as a method of representation, we are not forced to maintain the product structure, and hence, at least theoretically, we can combine two data association hypotheses without any approximation. Since we do not require track-wise independence under any hypothesis, this method allows us to treat split or merged measurements in a unified way.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5913, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2005, 59130Q (15 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.618192
Show Author Affiliations
Shozo Mori, BAE Systems (United States)
Chee-Yee Chong, BAE Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5913:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2005
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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