Fundamentals of Object Tracking

Front Cover
Cambridge University Press, Jul 28, 2011 - Mathematics - 375 pages
0 Reviews
Kalman filter, particle filter, IMM, PDA, ITS, random sets... The number of useful object-tracking methods is exploding. But how are they related? How do they help track everything from aircraft, missiles and extra-terrestrial objects to people and lymphocyte cells? How can they be adapted to novel applications? Fundamentals of Object Tracking tells you how. Starting with the generic object-tracking problem, it outlines the generic Bayesian solution. It then shows systematically how to formulate the major tracking problems - maneuvering, multiobject, clutter, out-of-sequence sensors - within this Bayesian framework and how to derive the standard tracking solutions. This structured approach makes very complex object-tracking algorithms accessible to the growing number of users working on real-world tracking problems and supports them in designing their own tracking filters under their unique application constraints. The book concludes with a chapter on issues critical to successful implementation of tracking algorithms, such as track initialization and merging.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


1 Introduction to object tracking
2 Filtering theory and nonmaneuvering object tracking
3 Maneuvering object tracking
4 Singleobject tracking in clutter
objectexistencebased approach
randomsetbased approach
7 Bayesian smoothing algorithms for object tracking
8 Object tracking with timedelayed outofsequence measurements
9 Practical object tracking
Mathematical and statistical preliminaries
Finite set statistics FISST
Pseudofunctions in object tracking

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

Subhash Challa is a Senior Principal Research Scientist at NICTA (National ICT Australia) VRL at the University of Melbourne (UoM). He is also one of the co-founders of SenSen Networks Pty Ltd and has been the Director and CTO of the company.

Mark R. Morelande is a Senior Research Fellow in the Melbourne Systems Laboratory at the University of Melbourne.

Darko Mušicki is a Professor in the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering at Hanyang University in Ansan, Republic of Korea.

Robin J. Evans is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Victoria Research Laboratory at the University of Melbourne.

Bibliographic information