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Cramer-Rao bound for multiple-target tracking
Author(s): Frederick E. Daum
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a new theoretical bound on performance for tracking in a dense multiple target environment with clutter, false alarms, missed detections, target maneuvers, etc. It is a Cramer-Rao bound on the estimation error covariance matrix. In contrast to the recent bound reported elsewhere, the bound described in this paper requires no Monte Carlo simulation. The new bound is based on Kamen's formulation of the multiple target tracking (MTT) problem as a nonlinear estimation problem. Kamen's model of MTT eliminates the combinatorial aspect of the problem, and replaces it with an analytical problem, which allows the use of the Cramer-Rao bound.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1481, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1991, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45667
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Frederick E. Daum, Raytheon Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1481:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1991
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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