Converted measurements Bayesian extended target tracking applied to x-band marine radar data
Journal article, 2017

X-band marine radar systems are flexible and low-cost tools for monitoring multiple targets in a surveillance area. They can provide high resolution measurements both in space and time. Such features offer the opportunity to get accurate information not only about the target kinematics, as other conventional sensors, but also about the target size. In this paper we exploit the random matrix framework to track extended targets. Proper measurement models to deal with the radar’s measurement noise and its conversion into Cartesian coordinates are presented here. Benefits of the proposed extended target tracking using converted measurements can be mainly related to the problem of the targets’ size estimation, while advantages on estimation of the targets’ kinematic features can be considered negligible. The validity of the proposed approach has been demonstrated by using both simulated and real data. Gains up to 70% for the targets’ width estimation accuracy and around 65% for the length are observed on real data. The integration of the proposed model into the gamma Gaussian inverse Wishart probability hypothesis density tracker is also provided and tested on real data.


G. Vivone

NATO Undersea Research Centre

P. Braca

NATO Undersea Research Centre

Karl Granström

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Signalbehandling och medicinsk teknik, Signal Processing

Antonio Natale

Consiglo Nazionale Delle Richerche

Jocelyn Chanussot

Grenoble Images Parole Signal Automatique

University of Iceland

Journal of Advances in Information Fusion

1557-6418 (ISSN)

Vol. 12 2 189-210

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

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