Sonar tracking of multiple targets using joint probabilistic data association

  title={Sonar tracking of multiple targets using joint probabilistic data association},
  author={Thomas E. Fortmann and Yaakov Bar-Shalom and Molly Scheffe},
  journal={IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering},
The problem of associating data with targets in a cluttered multi-target environment is discussed and applied to passive sonar tracking. The probabilistic data association (PDA) method, which is based on computing the posterior probability of each candidate measurement found in a validation gate, assumes that only one real target is present and all other measurements are Poisson-distributed clutter. In this paper, a new theoretical result is presented: the joint probabilistic data association… 

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