Journal article

Controlled tracking in urban terrain: Closing the loop

PR Barbosa, Y Sarkale, EKP Chong, Y Li, S Suvorova, B Moran

Asian Journal of Control | Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc | Published : 2019


We investigate the challenging problem of integrating detection, signal processing, target tracking, and adaptive waveform scheduling with lookahead in urban terrain. We propose a closed-loop active sensing system to address this problem by exploiting three distinct levels of diversity: (1) spatial diversity through the use of coordinated multistatic radars; (2) waveform diversity by adaptively scheduling the transmitted waveform; and (3) motion model diversity by using a bank of parallel filters matched to different motion models. Specifically, at every radar scan, the waveform that yields the minimum trace of the one-step-ahead error covariance matrix is transmitted; the received signal go..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported in part by DARPA under contract FA8750‐05‐2‐0285 and by NSF under the grant CRISP Collaborative Research CMMI‐1638284. This support is gratefully acknowledged.