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Multisensor multisite integration for composite tracking of maneuvering targets
Author(s): Gregory A. Watson; Keel S. Anthony; Theodore R. Rice
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Paper Abstract

The integration of multiple sensors for target tracking has been intensely investigated in recent years. The techniques for integrating multiple sensors are complex but have the potential to provide very accurate state estimates. For most systems, each sensor provides its information to a central location where the integration is performed. This approach is typically employed for a single platform and the resulting composite track can be very accurate when compared to the individual sensor tracks. Additional platforms can also contribute their information to improve this composite track. This composite track has the potential for enhanced system decisions and to provide targeting information not otherwise available. This paper presents algorithms for the composite tracking of maneuvering targets through the use of effective multisensor-multiplatform integration and simulation results illustrating the benefits of the proposed approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3373, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1998, (3 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.324628
Show Author Affiliations
Gregory A. Watson, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Keel S. Anthony, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Theodore R. Rice, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3373:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1998
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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