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28 July 1997 Evaluation of communications management in a decentralized target tracking system
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Communication management is discussed in the context of a decentralized target tracking system, based on a simulated aircraft scenario. An intelligent algorithm, motivated by information theory, is generally found to outperform a simple non-intelligent algorithm. These results depend, for example, on the maneuverability of the targets that are being tracked. They are indicative of the performance trade- offs (e.g. tracking accuracy vs. numerical processing load) that will be required in the design of future decentralized tracking systems.
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Rob H. Deaves, David Nicholson, and Phil Greenway "Evaluation of communications management in a decentralized target tracking system", Proc. SPIE 3068, Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition VI, (28 July 1997);

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