14 May 2016 Ground moving target processing for tracking selected targets
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BAE Systems has developed a baseline real-time selected vehicle (SV) radar tracking capability that successfully tracked multiple civilian vehicles in real-world traffic conditions within challenging semi-urban clutter. This real-time tracking capability was demonstrated in laboratory setting. Recent enhancements to the baseline capability include multiple detection modes, improvements to the system-level design, and a wide-area tracking mode. The multiple detection modes support two tracking regimes; wide-area and localized selected vehicle tracking. These two tracking regimes have distinct challenges that may be suited to different trackers. Incorporation of a wide-area tracking mode provides both situational awareness and the potential for enhancing SV track initiation. Improvements to the system-level design simplify the integration of multiple detection modes and more realistic SV track initiation capabilities. Improvements are designed to contribute to a comprehensive tracking capability that exploits a continuous stare paradigm. In this paper, focus will be on the challenges, design considerations, and integration of selected vehicle tracking.
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Howard Nichols, Howard Nichols, Uttam Majumder, Uttam Majumder, Gregory Owirka, Gregory Owirka, Lucas Finn, Lucas Finn, } "Ground moving target processing for tracking selected targets", Proc. SPIE 9843, Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery XXIII, 984306 (14 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2224762; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2224762
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