Data Management

Data Association Approach for Two Dimensional Tracking Based on Bearing-Only Measurements in Clutter Environment

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Executive Summary

This paper mainly studies angle-measurement based data association algorithm to overcome the existing problems in the applications of traditional association approaches for bearing-only target locating and tracking system. First, this paper proposes a fast track initiation approach for the system using a single passive sensor. In this approach, the rules of screening out threatening targets are set by analyzing the characteristics of target motion in two dimensional bearing-only coordinates. And the track initiation of threatening targets is implemented in the shortest time based on a modified heuristic algorithm using these rules. Then, other target tracks are initialized based on a logic-based algorithm in two dimensional bearing-only coordinates as a supplement.

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