Efficiently Identifying Close Track/Observation Pairs in Continuous Timed Data

Jeremy Martin Kubica, Andrew Moore, Andrew J. Connolly, and Robert Jedicke
Proc. SPIE Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets, August, 2005.


Abstract
In this paper we examine new data structures and algorithms for efficient and accurate gating and identification of potential track/observation associations. Specifically, we focus on the problem of continuous timed data, where observations arrive over a range of time and each observation may have a unique time stamp. For example, the data may be a continuous stream of observations or consist of many small observed subregions. This contrasts with previous work in accelerating this task, which largely assumes that observations can be treated as arriving in batches at discrete time steps. We show that it is possible to adapt established techniques to this modified task and introduce a novel data structure for tractably dealing with very large sets of tracks. Empirically we show that these data structures provide a significant benefit in both decreased computational cost and increased accuracy when contrasted with treating the observations as if they occurred at discrete time steps.

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Text Reference
Jeremy Martin Kubica, Andrew Moore, Andrew J. Connolly, and Robert Jedicke, "Efficiently Identifying Close Track/Observation Pairs in Continuous Timed Data," Proc. SPIE Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets, August, 2005.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Kubica_2005_5117,
   author = "Jeremy Martin Kubica and Andrew Moore and Andrew J Connolly and Robert Jedicke",
   editor = "Oliver E. Drummond",
   title = "Efficiently Identifying Close Track/Observation Pairs in Continuous Timed Data",
   booktitle = "Proc. SPIE Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets",
   publisher = "SPIE",
   month = "August",
   year = "2005",
}