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Target-Centric Probabilistic Multi-Hypothesis Tracking

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[Technical Report, Technical Report]

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Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport

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This report examines an alternative assignment model for Probabilistic Multi-Hypothesis Tracking PMHT in which targets are assigned to measurements, in contrast to the original PMHT model in which measurements are assigned to targets. A new target-centric PMHT algorithm is derived and compared to its original measurement-centric counterpart. The relationship between target-centric PMHT and the probabilistic data association PDA filter for single-target tracking in clutter was examined, and a PDA-style approximation to the target state covariance matrices for target-centric PMHT is proposed. A target-centricmeasurement-centric PMHT hybrid is also proposed to address algorithm performance in the case of closely spaced targets.

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  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

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[A, Approved For Public Release]