Wayne R. Blanding

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Developed over 15 years ago, the Maximum Likelihood–Probabilistic Data Association target tracking algorithm has been demonstrated to be effective in tracking Very Low Observable (VLO) targets where target signal-to-noise ratios (SNR) require very low detection processing thresholds to reliably give target detections. However this algorithm has had(More)
In active sonar tracking applications, targets frequently undergo fading detection performance in which the target's detection probability can shift suddenly between high and low values. Using a multistatic active sonar problem, we examine the performance of sequential track termination tests where target detections are based on an underlying Hidden Markov(More)
Advances in characterizing the angle measurement covariance for phased array monopulse radar systems that use adaptive beamforming to null out a jammer source allow for the use of improved sensor models in tracking algorithms. Using a detection probability likelihood function consisting of a Gaussian sum that incorporates negative contact measurement(More)
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