Summary: Document for submission to IEE Proceedings Radar, Sonar and Navigation
A Multi Target Particle Filter Track Before Detect
Y. Boers and J.N. Driessen
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7554 RR Hengelo
keywords: Track Before Detect, Particle Filters, Nonlinear Filtering, Target Tracking, Radar, Closely Spaced Objects
, deals with a radar track before detect application in a multi target setting. Track before detect is
a method to track weak objects on the basis of raw radar measurements, e.g. the reflected power of the target plus
noise. In classical target tracking, the tracking process is performed on the basis of pre-processed measurements, that
are constructed from the original measurement data every time step. In this way no integration over time takes place
and information is lost.
1A very preliminary version of this paper has been presented at the Workshop on Multi Object Tracking (WOMOT) during the 2003 IEEE
Conference on Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), see .