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Data association performance model
Author(s): Michael A. Kovacich
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Paper Abstract

This paper extends the two set data association performance model developed by Mori, et al to include miss detections and bias. The referenced paper developed an analytical model for the probability of correct association of two data sets, called 'tracks' and 'measurements,' using an optimal 2 dimensional assignment algorithm, where the 'true' objects are distributed uniformly but at random in a circular disk. For these true objects, measurements are obtained by adding independent random errors with the same covariance. Tracks are obtained in the same way except a different, fixed covariance is used. Finally, one of the data sets includes an additional distribution of random points, considered 'false alarms.' This paper extends their results to obtain an analytical model that accounts for bias between the data sets and missed detections in either data set. The analytical model is useful in assessing the impact of system requirements for sensor sensitivity, random error and inter-sensor bias error on measurement-to- measurement, measurement-to-track or track-to-track association.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 October 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3163, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1997, (29 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.283964
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Michael A. Kovacich, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3163:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1997
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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