EKF/UKF Maneuvering Target Tracking using Coordinated Turn Models with Polar/Cartesian Velocity
2014 (English)In: 17th International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION), 2014, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014, 1-8 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Nonlinear Kalman filter adaptations such as extended Kalman filters (EKF) or unscented Kalman filters (UKF) provide approximate solutions to state estimation problems in nonlinear models. The algorithms utilize mean values and covariance matrices to represent the probability densities in the otherwise intractable Bayesian filtering equations. As a consequence, their estimation performance can show significant dependence on the choice of state coordinates. The here considered problem of tracking maneuvering targets using coordinated turn (CT) models is one practically relevant example: The velocity in the target state can either be formulated in Cartesian or polar coordinates. We extend a previous study to a broader range of CT models that allow for changes in target speed and turn rate, and investigate UKF as well as EKF variants in terms of their performance and sensitivity to noise parameters. The results advocate for the use of polar CT models.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014. 1-8 p.
Coordinated turn model; Maneuvering target tracking
Control Engineering Signal Processing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-108957ISI: 000363896100153ISBN: 978-849012355-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-108957DiVA: diva2:734112
17th International Conference on Information Fusion, Salamanca, Spain, July 7-10, 2014
FunderSecurity LinkSwedish Foundation for Strategic Research