Accession Number : ADA257335


Title :   Application of Kalman Filter on Multisensor Fusion Tracking


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Terpening, Brian E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257335.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 91


Abstract : The use of Kalman filtering in tracking targets and the reconstruction of a target's track are addressed in two separate fusion schemes. First, the Kalman filter is used to provide estimates of the position and velocity of a target based upon observations of the target's bearing. Two sensors, a radar in receive mode and an infra-red sensor, take bearings to the target at different scan rates. This information is then fused within the filter to obtain the target's track. Secondly, range, bearing, and frequency are used in fusion. Kalman filtering, Kalman smoothing, and maneuver detection are all used in the reconstruction of a target's track. Improvements are implemented in the method of forcing the excitation matrix and the results documented. fusion, Kalman filter multisensor fusion tracking.


Descriptors :   *KALMAN FILTERING , *TARGET DETECTION , *MULTISENSORS , VELOCITY , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , FREQUENCY , DETECTION , THESES , TARGETS , INFRARED DETECTORS , BEARINGS , TRACKS , FILTRATION , FILTERS , MANEUVERS , ESTIMATES , RADAR , TRACKING , EXCITATION , OBSERVATION , RATES


Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
      Electricity and Magnetism


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE