Estimation of velocity vector by target tracking

Takahiro Anjo, Naohiko Tanaka

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The basic principle of a novel method of estimating the velocity vector of multiple targets. This method is based on target tracking using a beam former, and each velocity vector for multiple targets can be estimated. The proposed method utilizes several transducers, and the position of the k-th transducer is defined In the proposed method, it is assumed that the target velocity is constant within the duration of a set of transmission pulses; hence, the receiving foci are positioned on a straight line at equal intervals. Simple computer simulations are carried out to confirm the validity of the proposed method. The simulation result showed that the proposed method can be applied to multiple targets, and the velocity vector of each target can be estimated by 5-pulse transmission. The capability to detect moving targets depends on the S/N of the echo signal and the acceleration of the target.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-163
Number of pages3
JournalAcoustical Science and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Beam forming
  • Target tracking
  • Velocity estimation
  • Velocity vector

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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