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Multi-Target Track Initiation in Heavy Clutter

Li Xu1,2,*, Ruzhen Lou1, Chuanbin Zhang1, Bo Lang3, Weiyue Ding4

1 College of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, 150001, China
2 Key Laboratory of Symbolic Computation and Knowledge Engineering of Ministry of Education, Jilin University, Changchun, 130012, China
3 Norinco Group Air Ammunition Research Institute Co. Ltd., Harbin, 150036, China
4 Harvard Medical School, Boston, 02115, USA

* Corresponding Author: Li Xu. Email: email

Computers, Materials & Continua 2022, 72(3), 4489-4507.


In the heavy clutter environment, the information capacity is large, the relationships among information are complicated, and track initiation often has a high false alarm rate or missing alarm rate. Obviously, it is a difficult task to get a high-quality track initiation in the limited measurement cycles. This paper studies the multi-target track initiation in heavy clutter. At first, a relaxed logic-based clutter filter algorithm is presented. In the algorithm, the raw measurement is filtered by using the relaxed logic method. We not only design a kind of incremental and adaptive filtering gate, but also add the angle extrapolation based on polynomial extrapolation. The algorithm eliminates most of the clutter and obtains the environment with high detection rate and less clutter. Then, we propose a fuzzy sequential Hough transform-based track initiation algorithm. The algorithm establishes a new meshing rule according to system noise to balance the relationship between the grid granularity and the track initiation quality. And a flexible superposition matrix based on fuzzy clustering is constructed, which avoids the transformation error caused by 0–1 voting method in traditional Hough transform. In addition, the algorithm allows the superposition matrixes of nonadjacent cycles to be associated to overcome the shortcoming that the track can’t be initiated in time when the measurements appear in an intermittent way. And a slope verification method is introduced to detect formation-intensive serial tracks. Last, the sliding window method is employed to feedback the track initiation results timely and confirm the track. Simulation results verify that the proposed algorithms can initiate the tracks accurately in heavy clutter.


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APA Style
Xu, L., Lou, R., Zhang, C., Lang, B., Ding, W. (2022). Multi-target track initiation in heavy clutter. Computers, Materials & Continua, 72(3), 4489-4507.
Vancouver Style
Xu L, Lou R, Zhang C, Lang B, Ding W. Multi-target track initiation in heavy clutter. Comput Mater Contin. 2022;72(3):4489-4507
IEEE Style
L. Xu, R. Lou, C. Zhang, B. Lang, and W. Ding "Multi-Target Track Initiation in Heavy Clutter," Comput. Mater. Contin., vol. 72, no. 3, pp. 4489-4507. 2022.

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