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Advancement of an algorithm
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Paper Abstract

The Probabilistic Multi-Hypothesis Tracker (PMHT) was developed in the early 1990s by Roy Streit and Tod Luginbuhl. Since that time many advances and improvements have been made to this elegant algorithm that is linearly efficient in processing as the number of targets, sensors, and clutter increases. This paper documents the many advances to the PMHT by several different contributors over the past two decades. The history continues and looks as promising as ever for this algorithm as we present the latest advancement—the Maximum Likelihood, Histogram Probabilistic Multi-Hypothesis Tracker (ML-HPMHT)—and the exciting results of this potential game-changer in tracking unresolved, dim targets in highly cluttered environments. This new algorithm, which we are calling the Quanta Tracking algorithm, detects and tracks with high accuracy targets that are unresolved in pixels or range bins.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9092, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2014, 90920K (13 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2051355
Show Author Affiliations
Darin T. Dunham, Vectraxx, Inc. (United States)
Terry L. Ogle, Vectraxx, Inc. (United States)
Peter K. Willett, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Balakumar Balasingam, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9092:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2014
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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