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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2010
  • pp: 5384–5390

Error-space estimation method and simplified algorithm for space target tracking

Ming Cen and Daisheng Luo  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 28, pp. 5384-5390 (2010)

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To improve space target tracking precision and the stability of mobile optoelectronic tracking equipment, an error-space estimation method based on the Kalman filter is discussed, and a simplified algorithm is presented to reduce calculation cost. Based on an available measurement of a space target without sufficient validity and accuracy, the actual position related to the tracking equipment is decomposed to an earlier offline prediction of the kinetic model method and prediction errors. By regarding prediction errors as the motion of a weak maneuver target, the errors can be estimated more accurately in error space. By synthesizing estimation of the errors and offline prediction, the space target position is obtained with higher accuracy to improve tracking performance.

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OCIS Codes
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(350.4600) Other areas of optics : Optical engineering
(100.4999) Image processing : Pattern recognition, target tracking
(150.5758) Machine vision : Robotic and machine control

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: April 19, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 20, 2010
Published: September 27, 2010

Ming Cen and Daisheng Luo, "Error-space estimation method and simplified algorithm for space target tracking," Appl. Opt. 49, 5384-5390 (2010)

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