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Integration of an electronic support measures (ESM) and an α-β radar tracker
Author(s): K. Kim
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Paper Abstract

In target environments that include Electronic Countermeasures (ECM), vhere the availability of radar range measurements is severely reduced, an integration of ESM into a multi-sensor tracker provides an inexpensive but effective approach to augmenting radar tracking systems. Tracking filter equations are presented for a multi heterogeneous-sensor tracking system consisting of radars and ESM sensors. Measurement time-based track updating is performed, due to non—periodicity of ESM measurement acquisition times, instead of usual track—based updates. Track updating using ESM measurements is accomplished via an EKF-based algorithm and radar measurements via an tracking algorithm. The integration of data from different sensor types is a logical response to increasingly hostile airborne threats. The technique described in this paper is a straight forward and costeffective approach for accomplishing that integration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
Proc. SPIE 1305, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1990, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.2321774
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K. Kim, The MITRE Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1305:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1990
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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