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Maneuver tracking algorithms for AEW target tracking applications
Author(s): Robert Schutz; Bruce Engelberg; Warren Soper; Richard McAllister
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Paper Abstract

In a previous paper, we described AEW advanced tracking algorithm development and showed performance results for straight line targets. In this paper we show modifications of the tracking and association algorithms necessary to track the remaining 100 maneuvering targets of the 120 targets scenario. As part of ongoing AEW advanced tracking algorithm development activities, a novel approach has been developed that utilizes the Unbiased Coordinate Conversion Filter developed by Bar-Shalom et al for range and azimuth angle processing from the radar with a standard EKF for rdot and angular measurements from other sensors identified as a combined Kalman filter. We also incorporated fading memory into the filter to make it responsive to target maneuvers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3809, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1999, (4 October 1999);
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Robert Schutz, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Bruce Engelberg, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Warren Soper, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Richard McAllister, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3809:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1999
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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