Mixed labelling in multitarget particle filtering

Y. Boers, Egils Sviestins, Hans Driessen

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    The so-called mixed labelling problem inherent to a joint state multitarget particle filter implementation is treated. The mixed labelling problem would be prohibitive for track extraction from a joint state multitarget particle filter. It is shown, using the theory of Markov chains, that the mixed labelling problem in a particle filter is inherently self-resolving. It is also shown that the factors influencing this capability are the number of particles and the number of resampling steps. Extensive quantitative analyses of these influencing factors are provided.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)792-802
    Number of pages11
    JournalIEEE transactions on aerospace and electronic systems
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


    • EWI-18948
    • Particle filter
    • Target tracking
    • METIS-275733
    • IR-75072

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