An Improved Unscented Kalman Filter Algorithm for Radar Azimuth Mutation

Dazhang You, Pan Liu, Wei Shang, Yepeng Zhang, Yawei Kang, Jun Xiong
2020 International Journal of Aerospace Engineering  
An improved UKF (Unscented Kalman Filter) algorithm is proposed to solve the problem of radar azimuth mutation. Since the radar azimuth angle will restart to count after each revolution of the radar, and when the aircraft just passes the abrupt angle change, the radar observation measurement will have a sudden change, which has serious consequences and is solved by the proposed novel UKF based on SVD. In order to improve the tracking accuracy and stability of the radar tracking system further,
more » ... ng system further, the SVD-MUKF (Singular Value Decomposition-based Memory Unscented Kalman Filter) based on multiple memory fading is constructed. Furthermore, several simulation results show that the SVD-MUKF algorithm proposed in this paper is better than the SVD-UKF (Singular Value Decomposition of Unscented Kalman Filter) algorithm and classical UKF algorithm in accuracy and stability. Last but not the least, the SVD-MUKF can achieve stable tracking of targets even in the case of angle mutation.
doi:10.1155/2020/8863286 fatcat:vphixa7b6rcehkia6fd3aam4v4