Tracking Small UAVs Using a Bernoulli Filter

David Cormack, Daniel Clark

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The necessity for maintaining surveillance in airborne environments is ever growing. Criminals and terrorists are finding new and elaborate means of attack, and small UAVs such as quadcopters and hexacopters could be a possible threat. Their small size and agile movement will make them difficult to detect. This work aims to determine whether or not these small UAVs can be detected at short range using radar, and if so, track them over time using a suitable filter such as a Bernoulli filter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 Sensor Signal Processing for Defence (SSPD)
ISBN (Electronic)9781509003266
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2016
Event6th Conference of the Sensor Signal Processing for Defence 2016 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 22 Sept 201623 Sept 2016


Conference6th Conference of the Sensor Signal Processing for Defence 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Bernoulli
  • Filter
  • Hexacopter
  • Quadcopter
  • Radar
  • Tracking
  • UAV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Instrumentation
  • Artificial Intelligence


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