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Sensors 2017, 17(2), 373; doi:10.3390/s17020373

Tracking the Turn Maneuvering Target Using the Multi-Target Bayes Filter with an Adaptive Estimation of Turn Rate

College of Information Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
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Received: 8 December 2016 / Revised: 27 January 2017 / Accepted: 30 January 2017 / Published: 15 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Abstract

Tracking the target that maneuvers at a variable turn rate is a challenging problem. The traditional solution for this problem is the use of the switching multiple models technique, which includes several dynamic models with different turn rates for matching the motion mode of the target at each point in time. However, the actual motion mode of a target at any time may be different from all of the dynamic models, because these models are usually limited. To address this problem, we establish a formula for estimating the turn rate of a maneuvering target. By applying the estimation method of the turn rate to the multi-target Bayes (MB) filter, we develop a MB filter with an adaptive estimation of the turn rate, in order to track multiple maneuvering targets. Simulation results indicate that the MB filter with an adaptive estimation of the turn rate, is better than the existing filter at tracking the target that maneuvers at a variable turn rate. View Full-Text
Keywords: target tracking; Bayes filter; maneuvering target; estimation of turn rate; multiple models target tracking; Bayes filter; maneuvering target; estimation of turn rate; multiple models
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Liu, Z.-X.; Wu, D.-H.; Xie, W.-X.; Li, L.-Q. Tracking the Turn Maneuvering Target Using the Multi-Target Bayes Filter with an Adaptive Estimation of Turn Rate. Sensors 2017, 17, 373.

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