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Employment Of Pattern Matching In Multiple Target Tracking
Author(s): W. Keith Maples
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Paper Abstract

Pattern matching is a well-known technique for associating successive measurements of many, closely spaced objects where there is small relative motion of the objects between measurements. This paper examines the effectiveness of two-frame pattern matching techniques, including the Munkres algorithm and a "subgroup matcher". Performance and limitations of these algorithms in the presence of spurious signals and non-random internal motions is studied. The subgroup matcher is shown to be much more robust to measurement anomalies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 1989
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1096, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1989, (5 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960351
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W. Keith Maples, Teledyne Brown Engineering (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1096:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1989
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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