Tracking Stationary Extended Objects for Road Mapping using Radar Measurements

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Lundquist C., Orguner U., Schon T. B.

IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Xian, China, 3 - 05 June 2009, pp.405-410 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/ivs.2009.5164312
  • City: Xian
  • Country: China
  • Page Numbers: pp.405-410
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


It is getting more common that premium cars are equipped with a forward looking radar and a forward looking camera. The data is often used to estimate the road geometry, tracking leading vehicles, etc. However, there is valuable information present in the radar concerning stationary objects, that is typically not used. The present work shows how stationary objects, such as guard rails, can be modeled and tracked as extended objects using radar measurements. The problem is cast within a standard sensor fusion framework utilizing the Kalman filter. The approach has been evaluated on real data from highways and rural roads in Sweden.