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Reduced Palm Intensity for Track Extraction

  • Bozdogan, Ali Onder
  • Streit, Roy
  • Efe, Murat
Publication Date
Jun 05, 2016
Submission Date
Oct 22, 2015
arXiv ID: 1510.06732
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The pair correlation function is introduced to target tracking filters that use a finite point process target model as a means to investigate interactions in the Bayes posterior target process. It is shown that the Bayes posterior target point process of the probability hypothesis density (PHD) filter-before using the Poisson point process approximation to close the recursion-is a spatially correlated process with weakly repulsive pair interactions. The reduced Palm target point process is introduced to define the conditional target point process given the state of one or more known targets. Using the intensity function of the reduced Palm process, an approximate two-stage pseudo maximum a posteriori track extractor is developed. The proposed track extractor is formulated for the PHD filter and implemented in a numerical study that involves tracking two close-by targets. Numerical results demonstrate improvement in the mean optimal subpattern assignment statistic for the proposed track extractor in comparison to the Gaussian mixture PHD filter's state extractor.

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