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Interacting multiple model estimators for tracking thousands of interacting, small targets in a complex plasma
Author(s): Neil P. Oxtoby; Jason F. Ralph; Céline Durniak; Dmitry Samsonov
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Paper Abstract

Tracking a large number of small targets is a challenging task. This work considers tracking approximately 3000 micron-sized particles in a complex plasma. Inter-particle screened-Coulomb interactions increase the complexity of the tracking problem, which is further complicated by highly nonlinear dynamics - a shock wave. Subsets of the particles are tracked concurrently by Interacting Multiple Model estimators, with the results combined off-line. State estimation is performed by an extended Kalman filter. Estimator performance is quantified on synthetic data, with discussion focussing on aspects of the Interacting Multiple Model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8050, Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XX, 80501N (5 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.883028
Show Author Affiliations
Neil P. Oxtoby, Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)
Jason F. Ralph, Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)
Céline Durniak, Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)
Dmitry Samsonov, Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8050:
Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XX
Ivan Kadar, Editor(s)

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