A Tracking Algorithm for Maneuvering Targets

T. C. Wang, P. K. Varshney

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A new methodology for the tracking of maneuvering targets is presented. A quickest detection scheme based on the innovation sequence is developed for a prompt detection of target maneuvers. Optimal length of a sliding window that minimizes the maneuver detection delay for a given false alarm rate is determined. After maneuver detection, system model is modified by adding a maneuver term. A recursive algorithm is proposed to estimate the maneuver magnitude. With this estimate, a modified Kalman filter Is used for tracking. Simulation results demonstrate the superior performance of our algorithm especially during target maneuvers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)910-925
Number of pages16
JournalIEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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