MQP 2009-Multiple Target Tracking

Due to radar’s range measurement accuracy, Range Time plots are used to represent radar data. When objects’ tracks cross on a Range Time plot, it is uncertain which track belongs to which target. An analysis of the frequency and angle of these crossings was performed. Mathematical analysis concluded that in certain situations, only one type of crossing can result. Further Monte Carlo simulations were used to study these crossing statistics in other situations.¬†In addition, it was examined how well targets could be tracked through an individual crossing. The probabilities of correct track association were calculated as a function of a variety of factors. Given our models and assumptions, sensor fusion of Range Time and Range Doppler analysis substantially improved crossing classification.