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Integrating Covariance Intersection into Bayesian multi-target tracking filters
  • Daniel Clark ,
  • Mark Campbell
Daniel Clark
Telecom SudParis

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Abstract

Multi-target tracking systems typically provide sets of estimated target states as their output. It is challenging to be able to integrate these outputs as inputs to other tracking systems to gain a better picture of the area under surveillance since they do not conform to the standard observation model. Moreover, in cyclic distributed systems, there may be common information between state estimates that would mean that fused estimates may become overconfident and corrupt the system. In this paper we develop a Bayesian multi-target estimator based on the covariance intersection algorithm for multi-target track-to-track data fusion. The approach is integrated into a multitarget tracking algorithm and demonstrated in simulations. The approach is able to account for missed tracks and false tracks produced by another tracking system.
2022Published in IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems on pages 1-18. 10.1109/TAES.2022.3201509