chapter  9
17 Pages

Maneuvering target tracking

ByK. V. Ramachandra

In designing tracking filters for civil and defense applications, a maneuvering aircraft can be modeled by a linear system with random noise accelerations, as discussed in earlier chapters. The trackers provide optimum estimates of the aircraft’s position and velocity provided the dynamic model on which the filter is based is a correct representation of the actual nature of flight path. Models based on the assumption that the aircraft flies a constant velocity, straight‐line trajectory will eventually lose track if the aircraft deviates from the type of flight path.