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Multiple Radar Target Tracking in Environments with High Noise and Clutter

Abstract Tracking a time-varying number of targets is a challenging

dynamic state estimation problem whose complexity is intensified

under low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) or high clutter conditions.

This is important, for example, when tracking

multiple, closely spaced targets moving in the same direction such as a

convoy of low observable vehicles moving through a forest or multiple

targets moving in a crisscross pattern. The SNR in

these applications is usually low as the reflected signals from

the targets are weak or the noise level is very high.

An effective approach for detecting and tracking a single target

under low SNR conditions is the track-before-detect filter (TBDF)

that uses unthresholded measurements. However, the TBD... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Ebenezer, Samuel P. (Author) / Papandreou-Suppappola, Antonia (Advisor) / Chakrabarti, Chaitali (Committee member) / Bliss, Daniel (Committee member) / Kovvali, Narayan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / Compound Gaussian / Kronecker Product / Multiple Target Tracking / Sea Clutter / Space-Time Covariance matrix / Track-before-detect
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 231 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Electrical Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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