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Author Bar-Shalom, Y. ♦ Huimin Chen
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2004
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Other branches of engineering
Subject Keyword Target tracking ♦ Cost function ♦ Multidimensional systems ♦ State estimation ♦ Estimation error ♦ USA Councils ♦ Bandwidth ♦ Large-scale systems ♦ Sensor systems ♦ Sensor phenomena and characterization
Abstract The problem of track-to-track association has been considered until recently in the literature only for pairwise associations. In view of the extensive recent interest in multisensor data fusion, the need to associate simultaneously multiple tracks has arisen. This is due primarily to bandwidth constraints in real systems, where it is not feasible to transmit detailed measurement information to a fusion center but, in many cases, only local tracks. As it has been known in the literature, tracks of the same target obtained from independent sensors are still dependent due to the common process noise. This paper derives the likelihood function for the track-to-track association problem from multiple sources, which forms the basis for the cost function used in a multidimensional assignment algorithm that can solve such a large scale problem where many sensors track many targets. While a recent work derived the likelihood function under the assumption that the track errors are independent, the present paper incorporates the (unavoidable) dependence of these errors.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Connecticut Univ., Storrs, CT, USA (Bar-Shalom, Y.; Huimin Chen)
ISBN 0780386825
ISSN 01912216
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2004-12-14
Publisher Place Bahamas
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 161.16 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 2674
Ending Page 2679


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library