International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA)

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IJISA Vol.1, No.1, Oct. 2009

Track Processing Approach for Bearing-Only Target Tracking

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Hui Chen, Chen Li

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Data association, multi-model filter, bearing-only tracking, passive sensor, targets


This paper mainly studies angle-measurement based track processing approach to overcome the existing problems in the applications of traditional approaches for bearing-only target locating and tracking system. First, this paper gives suited data association algorithms including track initiation and point-track association. Moreover, a new tracking filtering association gate method is presented through analysis of the target motion characteristics in polar coordinates for improving bearing-only measurement confirming efficiency of real target and limiting false track overextension with the dense clutter. Then, by analyzing the feasibility of using multi-model technology, the IMM is adopt as filtering algorithm to solve existing problem in bearing-only tracking for complicated target motion in two dimensional angle plane. As the results, the two dimensional bearing-only tracking accuracy of real target is improved and false tracking is greatly limited. Moreover, computation cost of IMM is analyzed in view of the real-time demand of bearing-only tracking. Finally, this paper gives some concrete summary of multi-model choosing principle. The application of the proposed approach in a simulation system proves its effectiveness and practicability.

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Hui Chen, Chen Li,"Track Processing Approach for Bearing-Only Target Tracking", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.1, no.1, pp.50-59, 2009. DOI: 10.5815/ijisa.2009.01.06


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