Fundamentals of Object Tracking

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 28, 2011 - Mathematics - 375 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction to object tracking
1
2 Filtering theory and nonmaneuvering object tracking
22
3 Maneuvering object tracking
62
4 Singleobject tracking in clutter
103
objectexistencebased approach
133
randomsetbased approach
223
7 Bayesian smoothing algorithms for object tracking
265
8 Object tracking with timedelayed outofsequence measurements
289
9 Practical object tracking
312
Mathematical and statistical preliminaries
344
Finite set statistics FISST
354
Pseudofunctions in object tracking
358
References
361
Index
370
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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.

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