Abstract

In multiple target tracking with radar, weak target measurements are often hard to observe due to masking by sidelobes of measurements from stronger targets. The result is lost tracks and deteriorated joint tracking performance. In this work, we design configurable waveforms and adjust the positioning of their ambiguity function (AF) sidelobes to unmask weak targets and improve tracking performance. To track multiple targets, we develop a tracker that is based on the likelihood particle filter and the independent partitions proposal method. The proposed independent partitions likelihood particle filter (IPLPF) accurately processes the high resolution measurements resulting from the use of Björck CAZAC sequences that we use to construct our configurable waveforms and tracks a fixed and known number of targets. We provide simulation results that demonstrate the improvement in tracking performance of multiple targets when using adaptively configured MCPC Björck CAZAC waveforms versus using non-adaptive configurations or single Björck CAZACs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 42nd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ASILOMAR 2008
Pages1188-1192
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event2008 42nd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ASILOMAR 2008 - Pacific Grove, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 26 2008Oct 29 2008

Publication series

NameConference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
ISSN (Print)1058-6393

Other

Other2008 42nd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ASILOMAR 2008
CountryUnited States
CityPacific Grove, CA
Period10/26/0810/29/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Kyriakides, I., Trueblood, T., Morrell, D., & Papandreou-Suppappola, A. (2008). Multiple target tracking using particle filtering and adaptive waveform design. In 2008 42nd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ASILOMAR 2008 (pp. 1188-1192). [5074603] (Conference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers). https://doi.org/10.1109/ACSSC.2008.5074603