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Tracking targets with constant heading and variable speed

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1 Author(s)
Rogers, S.R. ; ELTA Electron., Ashdod, Israel

Two estimation procedures for tracking targets moving with variable speed in a fixed direction are presented and shown to be maximum likelihood estimators under differing sets of assumptions. Monte Carlo simulations are used to compare the accuracy of each method in a realistic tracking scenario. For miss-distance and heading estimation, it is often more accurate to make an approximate choice of speed profile than to make no choice at all

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Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:26 ,  Issue: 3 )