A Structured Approach to Passive Sonar Track Association

Une Méthode Structurée d’Association de Trajectoires Observées par Hydrophone

PDF

Authors
  1. Mellema, G.R.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
The presence of multiple, apparently independent track segments originating from the same target complicates the track-level passive sonar picture. If some of these segments can be shown to have common origin, they can be associated into a single composite track, simplifying that picture. The process could also provide additional information about the target, such as range or classification. Track association is typically a manual process, relying on the expertise of a human sonar operator. If a method could be found to reliably apply numerical scores to the degree of apparent relationship between pairs of tracks, those scores could be used to assist an operator in the track association process or as inputs to a fully automated track association process.

Il y a un résumé en français ici.

Keywords
sonar;passive sonar;data fusion;correlation;Track Association
Report Number
DRDC-ATLANTIC-SL-2007-108 — Scientific Literature
Date of publication
21 Jun 2007
Number of Pages
6
DSTKIM No
CA029815
CANDIS No
528195
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

Permanent link

Document 1 of 1

Date modified: