University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

Adaptive Retrodiction Particle PHD Filter for Multiple Human Tracking

Feng, P, Wang, W, Naqvi, SM and Chambers, J (2016) Adaptive Retrodiction Particle PHD Filter for Multiple Human Tracking IEEE Signal Processing Letters.

FengWNC_SPL_2016_postprint.pdf - Accepted version Manuscript
Available under License : See the attached licence file.

Download (633kB) | Preview
Text (licence)
Available under License : See the attached licence file.

Download (33kB) | Preview


The probability hypothesis density (PHD) filter is well known for addressing the problem of multiple human tracking for a variable number of targets, and the sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) implementation of the PHD filter, known as the particle PHD filter, can give state estimates with nonlinear and non-Gaussian models. Recently, Mahler et al. have introduced a PHD smoother to gain more accurate estimates for both target states and number. However, as highlighted by Psiaki in the context of a backward-smoothing extended Kalman filter, with a non-linear state evolution model the approximation error in the backward filtering requires careful consideration. Psiaki suggests to minimise the aggregated least-squares error over a batch of data. We instead use the term retrodiction PHD (Retro-PHD) filter to describe the backward filtering algorithm in recognition of the approximation error proposed in the original PHD smoother, and we propose an adaptive recursion step to improve the approximation accuracy. This step combines forward and backward processing through the measurement set and thereby mitigates the problems with the original PHD smoother when the target number changes significantly and the targets appear and disappear randomly. Simulation results show the improved performance of the proposed algorithm and its capability in handling a variable number of targets.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Electronic Engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
Feng, P
Wang, W
Naqvi, SM
Chambers, J
Date : 19 September 2016
Funders : EPSRC
DOI : 10.1109/LSP.2016.2611138
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2016 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Uncontrolled Keywords : adaptive filter, PHD filter, Retro-PHD, multiple human tracking
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 27 Sep 2016 09:03
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 18:45

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800