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Solution to second benchmark problems for tracking maneuvering targets in the presence of false alarms and ECM
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a solution to a second benchmark problem for tracking highly maneuvering targets in the presence of False Alarms (FA) and Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) and involves beam pointing control of a phased array radar. The proposed solution utilizes an Interacting Multiple Model (IMM) algorithm in conjunction with the Integrated Probabilistic Data Association Filter (IPDAF) when there are measurements of uncertain origin. The output of the IMM algorithm is used to compute the time for the next measurement in order to maintain a given level of tracking performance which was established to prevent track loss. A testbed simulation program that includes the effects of target amplitude fluctuations, beamshape, missed detections, target maneuvers, FA, ECM, and track loss was used to evaluate performance. For this benchmark problem, the `best' tracking algorithm is the one that requires a minimum amount of radar energy while satisfying a 5% lost track constraint.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2561, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1995, (1 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.217703
Show Author Affiliations
Gregory A. Watson, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
W. Dale Blair, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2561:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1995
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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