The Role of Bounded Fields-of-View and Negative Information in Finite Set Statistics (FISST)

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10 September 2020

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The role of negative information is particularly important to search-detect-track problems in which the number of objects is unknown a priori, and the size of the sensor field-of-view is far smaller than that of the region of interest. This paper presents an approach for systematically incorporating knowledge of the field-of-view geometry and position and object inclusion/exclusion evidence into object state densities and random finite set multi-object cardinality distributions. The approach is derived for a representative set of multi-object distributions and demonstrated through a sensor planning problem involving a multi-Bernoulli process with up to one-hundred potential targets.


2020 IEEE 23rd International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION), September 2020, doi: 10.23919/FUSION45008.2020.9190174