Multi-Sensor Multi-Target Bernoulli Filter with Registration Biases

Lin GAO  Jian HUANG  Wen SUN  Ping WEI  Hongshu LIAO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E99-A   No.10   pp.1774-1781
Publication Date: 2016/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E99.A.1774
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Digital Signal Processing
Keyword: 
random finite set,  multi-sensor multi-target tracking,  sequential Monte Carlo,  cardinality balanced multi Bernoulli filter,  registration biases,  

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Summary: 
The cardinality balanced multi-target multi-Bernoulli (CBMeMBer) filter has emerged as a promising tool for tracking a time-varying number of targets. However, the standard CBMeMBer filter may perform poorly when measurements are coupled with sensor biases. This paper extends the CBMeMBer filter for simultaneous target tracking and sensor biases estimation by introducing the sensor translational biases into the multi-Bernoulli distribution. In the extended CBMeMBer filter, the biases are modeled as the first order Gauss-Markov process and assumed to be uncorrelated with target states. Furthermore, the sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) method is adopted to handle the non-linearity and the non-Gaussian conditions. Simulations are carried out to examine the performance of the proposed filter.