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An Algorithm for Tracking a Maneuvering Target in Clutter

Nagarajan, V and Sharma, RN and Chidambara, MR (1984) An Algorithm for Tracking a Maneuvering Target in Clutter. In: IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 20 (5). pp. 560-573.

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We consider the problem of tracking a maneuvering target in clutter. In such an environment, missed detections and false alarms make it impossible to decide, with certainty, the origin of received echoes. Processing radar returns in cluttered environments consists of three functions: 1) target detection and plot formation, 2) plot-to-track association, and 3) track updating. Two inadequacies of the present approaches are 1) Optimization of detection characteristics have not been considered and 2) features that can be used in the plot-to-track correlation process are restricted to a specific class. This paper presents a new approach to overcome these limitations. This approach facilitates tracking of a maneuvering target in clutter and improves tracking performance for weak targets.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
Publisher: IEEE
Additional Information: Copyright IEEE 1984. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Computer Science & Automation
Date Deposited: 27 May 2009 12:04
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:32
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/20376

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