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A Jerk Model for Tracking Highly Maneuvering Targets

Mehrotra, Kishore and Mahapatra, Pravas R (1997) A Jerk Model for Tracking Highly Maneuvering Targets. In: IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 33 (4). pp. 1094-1105.


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A model of target motion in three-dimensional space that includes position derivatives up to the third order is developed. Compared with available models, which includes terms at the most up to the second derivative, the model introduced in this work, called the jerk model, can more accurately describe agile target maneuvers which are likely to contain significant higher order derivatives. A compatible 4-state Kalman filter to perform tracking in conjunction with the jerk model is also presented, and an initialization procedure for the filter is provided. The improved performance of the jerk model over a lower order model is illustrated through numerical simulation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
Publisher: IEEE
Additional Information: ©1997 IEEE. 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.
Keywords: Jerk Model;Tracking;Highly Maneuvering Targets
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:18
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/2710

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