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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