Tracking a constant speed maneuvering target using IMM method

  • Lee, Jong-hyuk (Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Univ. of Maryland Baltimore Country) ;
  • Kim, Kyung-youn (Dept. of Electronics Engineering, Cheju National University) ;
  • Ko, Han-seok (Dept. of Electronics Engineering, Korea University)
  • Published : 1995.10.01


An interacting multiple model (IMM) approach which merges two hypotheses for the situations of constant speed and constant acceleration model is considered for the tracking of maneuvering target. The inflexibility of uncertainty which lies in the kinematic constraint (KC) represented by pseudomeasurement noise variance is compensated by the mixing of estimates from two model Kalman tracker: one with KC and one without KC. The numerically simulated tracking performance is compared for the "great circular like turning" trajectory maneuver by the single model tracker with constant speed KC and two model tracker which is developed in this paper.his paper.