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Tracking Performance Evaluation - Prediction Of Track Purity
Author(s): S. Mori; K. C. Chang; C. Y. Chong; K. P. Dunn
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Paper Abstract

This paper is concerned with the performance evaluation of multiple-target tracking systems, in particular, with evaluating the quality of tracks as the outputs of such systems. Very simple analytic functions are developed to relate key tracking environment parameters to a selected tracking performance measure, i.e., track purity, which is an important quantification of the tracking output quality when single-frame based target classification is not possible. The method for predicting track purity is based on a simple mathematical model for data correlation performance within a single data set. Several Monte Carlo simulations are performed to verify the applicability of the analytic functions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1096, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1989, (5 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960355
Show Author Affiliations
S. Mori, Advanced Decision Systems (United States)
K. C. Chang, Advanced Decision Systems (United States)
C. Y. Chong, Advanced Decision Systems (United States)
K. P. Dunn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (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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