Combined Point-Mass and Particle Filter for Target Tracking

Orguner U., Skoglar P., Tornqvist D., Gustafsson F.

IEEE/AIAA Aerospace Conference, Montana, United States Of America, 6 - 13 March 2010 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/aero.2010.5446678
  • City: Montana
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


This paper presents a combined Point Mass Filter (PMF) and Particle Filter (PF), which utilizes the support of the PMF and the high particle density in the PF close to the current estimate. The result is a filter robust to unexpected process events but still with low error covariance. This filter is especially useful for target tracking applications, where target maneuvers suddenly can change unpredictably.