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Contact Fusion and Multi-Hypotheses Tracking for Low Frequency Active Sonar Data

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Contact Fusion and Multi-Hypotheses Tracking for Low Frequency Active Sonar Data
Abstract: Towed low frequency active sonar systems (LFAS) are used in Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) to detect submarines. LFAS systems are hampered by reverberation in shallow water environments because the interaction of sound with the sea bottom can lead to a large number of point-like sonar contacts resulting in a high false alarm rate. Reducing the false alarm rate under a non-decreasing probability of detection is preferable for further signal processing of the data, especially for target tracking. In a sea experiment with an LFAS system two different sonar signals have been transmitted within each ping. Fusion of the contacts obtained by processing these independent signals yields a reduction of the false alarm rate since only fused contacts are passed to the tracking stage. Contacts that have not been fused are assumed to being caused by noise. In addition to a reduced false alarm rate contact fusion provides a Doppler information of the considered contact. A different approach o...
Kathrin Seget, Holger Schmaljohann, Arne Schulz
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Type Journal
Year 2009
Where GI
Authors Kathrin Seget, Holger Schmaljohann, Arne Schulz
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