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The effect of relative update rates on tracking performance
Author(s): Charles Rea; Mark Silbert
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Paper Abstract

In multi-sensor fusion applications, various sources of data are combined to create a coherent situational picture. The ability to track multiple targets using multiple sensors is an important problem. The data provided by these sensors can be of varying quality, such as data from RADAR and AIS. Does this varied quality of data negatively impact the tracking performance when compared to using the best data source alone? From an information-theoretic standpoint, the answer would be no. However, this paper investigates this issue and exposes a few caveats. In particular, this study addresses how the relative update rate of varying quality sensors affects tracking performance and answers the question 'Is more data always better?'

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8050, Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XX, 805005 (5 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.883211
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Charles Rea, Naval Air Warfare Command (United States)
Mark Silbert, Naval Air Warfare Command (United States)

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

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