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Probabilistic data association filter with binomial distributed false alarms for radar tracking
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, two modifications are made to the derivation of the PDAF: one replaces the Poisson distributed false alarms with a binomial distribution, the other involves the assumed distribution of the angular measurements associated with false alarms. The Binomial distribution better fits the kind of data typically seen in radar because the track gate typically involves a small number of candidate range cells. The second modification is founded on the assumption that the angle-of-arrival estimates are produced with monopulse techniques. Previous work has modeled the false measurements as being uniformly distributed in the uncertainty volume of the track gate, while a more accurate approach recognizes that the angle components of the false alarms are better modeled as Gaussian perturbations about beam center.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 November 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4473, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2001, (26 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.492758
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W. Dale Blair, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)
George C. Brown, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4473:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2001
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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