7 August 2002 EM-based measurement fusion for HRR radar centroid processing
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This paper develops a new algorithm for high range resolution (HRR) radar centroid processing for scenarios where there are closely spaced objects. For range distributed targets with multiple discrete scatterers, HRR radars will receive detections across multiple range bins. When the resolution is very high, and the target has significant extent, then it is likely that the detections will not occur in adjacent bins. For target tracking purposes, the multiple detections must be grouped and fused to create a single object report and a range centroid estimate is computed since the detections are range distributed. With discrete scatterer separated by multiple range bins, then when closely spaced objects are present there is uncertainty about which detections should be grouped together for fusion. This paper applies the EM algorithm to form a recursive measurement fusion algorithm that segments the data into object clusters while simultaneously forming a range centroid estimate with refined bearing and elevation estimates.
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Benjamin J. Slocumb, W. Dale Blair, "EM-based measurement fusion for HRR radar centroid processing", Proc. SPIE 4728, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2002, (7 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.478540; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.478540
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