Discrimination Power Control for Adaptive Target Tracking applications

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Authors
  1. Benaskeur, A.
  2. Rhéaume, F.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
This report addresses the problem of discrimination power in target tracking applications. More specifically, a closed-loop approach to adapt the sensing and tracking operations is proposed and compared to the conventional open-loop and static approach. The objective is to control and maintain, over a certain volume of interest and by way of clustering and scheduling strategies, the level of discrimination power required by the mission objectives. The control strategy is based on two cascade loops. The outer loop uses clustering techniques to characterize the volume of interest in terms of discrimination power. This high level information is exploited by the inner loop to compute optimal track update and sensor scheduling strategy. The presented results show that the discrimination power can be improved by adapting the target tracking operations. This improvement could benefit tactical military surveillance operations such as contact/track correlation, target engagement, target identification and classification.

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Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-TR-2008-016 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Jul 2008
Number of Pages
70
DSTKIM No
CA031238
CANDIS No
530177
Format(s):
CD ROM

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