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Title: Tracking moving radar targets with parallel, velocity-tuned filters

Abstract

Radar data associated with radar illumination of a movable target is processed to monitor motion of the target. A plurality of filter operations are performed in parallel on the radar data so that each filter operation produces target image information. The filter operations are defined to have respectively corresponding velocity ranges that differ from one another. The target image information produced by one of the filter operations represents the target more accurately than the target image information produced by the remainder of the filter operations when a current velocity of the target is within the velocity range associated with the one filter operation. In response to the current velocity of the target being within the velocity range associated with the one filter operation, motion of the target is tracked based on the target image information produced by the one filter operation.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SNL-A (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1083589
Patent Number(s):
8,427,359
Application Number:
12/985,383
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL-A
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Bickel, Douglas L., Harmony, David W., Bielek, Timothy P., Hollowell, Jeff A., Murray, Margaret S., and Martinez, Ana. Tracking moving radar targets with parallel, velocity-tuned filters. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Bickel, Douglas L., Harmony, David W., Bielek, Timothy P., Hollowell, Jeff A., Murray, Margaret S., & Martinez, Ana. Tracking moving radar targets with parallel, velocity-tuned filters. United States.
Bickel, Douglas L., Harmony, David W., Bielek, Timothy P., Hollowell, Jeff A., Murray, Margaret S., and Martinez, Ana. 2013. "Tracking moving radar targets with parallel, velocity-tuned filters". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1083589.
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abstractNote = {Radar data associated with radar illumination of a movable target is processed to monitor motion of the target. A plurality of filter operations are performed in parallel on the radar data so that each filter operation produces target image information. The filter operations are defined to have respectively corresponding velocity ranges that differ from one another. The target image information produced by one of the filter operations represents the target more accurately than the target image information produced by the remainder of the filter operations when a current velocity of the target is within the velocity range associated with the one filter operation. In response to the current velocity of the target being within the velocity range associated with the one filter operation, motion of the target is tracked based on the target image information produced by the one filter operation.},
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