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Integration of radar measurement attributes in the multiple hypothesis tracker: results for track initiation
Author(s): Emmanuel Cassassolles; Ludovic Martinet; Herve Sedano; Bernard Tomasini
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Paper Abstract

The foremost difficulties which multiple target tracking involves are the problems of track initiation and report-to- track association when there are missing reports and proliferation of false reports generated by clutter. Many solutions have been proposed to solve these problems for years using location informations of the received measurements. This work presents an extension of one of those solutions in order to utilize new available measurement features. The tracking methods we use is multiple hypothesis tracker (MHT) which previous works demonstrated efficiency, especially for track initiation resolution. The intrinsic properties and formulation of MHT allow to easily take additional report informations into account. The measurement attributes we propose to exploit are (1) Doppler velocity, (2) likelihood and (3) local false report density. In order to evaluate the contribution of these informations, obtained results for solving track initiation problems on radar simulated and real data to those given by a basic version of MHT are compared.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2759, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1996, (31 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241201
Show Author Affiliations
Emmanuel Cassassolles, SYSTELIA Technologies (France)
Ludovic Martinet, DCN Ctr. Technique des Systemes Navals (France)
Herve Sedano, DCN Ctr. Technique des Systemes Navals (France)
Bernard Tomasini, SYSTELIA Technologies (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2759:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1996
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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