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Maximum likelihood probabilistic multi-hypothesis tracker applied to multistatic sonar data sets
Author(s): Steven Schoenecker; Peter Willett; Yaakov Bar-Shalom
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Paper Abstract

The Maximum Likelihood Probabilistic Multi-Hypothesis tracker (ML-PMHT) is an algorithm that works well against low-SNR targets in an active multistatic framework with multiple transmitters and multiple receivers. The ML-PMHT likelihood ratio formulation allows for multiple targets as well as multiple returns from any given target in a single scan, which is realistic in a multi-receiver environment where data from different receivers is combined together. Additionally, the likelihood ratio can be optimized very easily and rapidly with the expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm. Here, we apply ML-PMHT to two multistatic data sets: the TNO blind 2008 data set and the Metron 2009 data set. Results are compared with previous work that employed the Maximum Likelihood Probabilistic Data Assocation (ML-PDA) tracker, an algorithm with a different assignment algorithm and as a result a different likelihood ratio formulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2011
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8050, Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XX, 80500A (5 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.884766
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Steven Schoenecker, Naval Undersea Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Peter Willett, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Yaakov Bar-Shalom, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)


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

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