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Bearings-only tracking (BOT) using a single maneuvering platform has been studied extensively in the past. However, only a few studies exist in the open literature that deal with measurement origin uncertainty. Most publications are concerned with finding the best filtering approach, since BOT is inherently nonlinear, or finding the optimal maneuver strategy for the sensor platform to improve observability. We consider measurement origin uncertainty due to the existence of multiple targets in the surveillance region, non-unity detection probability, and false alarms. Our algorithm uses the multiframe assignment (MFA) to solve the data association problem, and filtering is performed using the unscented Kalman filter (UKF). We employ both the modified and log polar coordinate systems. Simulation results show that the proposed algorithm is very effective in terms of tracking accuracy and track maintenance capability, especially when formulated in the log polar coordinate system.
Information Fusion (FUSION), 2010 13th Conference on
Date of Conference: 26-29 July 2010