Target Tracking in Sensor Systems

Course Description

Learn the fundamentals of target tracking and obtain an overview of the principles of the sensor systems for which target tracking algorithms are implemented. Focus on the concepts associated with target tracking, track filter analysis through two computer labs, basic mathematics used in target tracking and the operations of the more commonly used sensor systems.

Course ID: DEF 3520P
Course Format: Classroom

Important Course Information

This course is restricted to US citizens who are industrial and/or government employees and complete the Access Eligibility Form.  Eligibility questions should be directed to 404-407-6661.  Attendees must fax the Access Eligibility Form to 404-407-8691.  Laptop computers will not be permitted in the classroom and storage will not be available.

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Aug 27, 2018 Aug 30, 2018 Monday, August 27, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,695 18233
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14182 Sep 9, 2014 Sep 12, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,695
15264 Sep 21, 2015 Sep 24, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,695
16084 Sep 27, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,695
17061 Sep 26, 2017 Sep 29, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,695

Special Discounts

GTRI employees are eligible for a discount on this course.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to and look under “GT Professional Development” for a coupon code to use when checking out.

Note: Coupon codes must be applied during checkout and cannot be redeemed after your checkout is complete. Only one coupon code can be used per shopping cart.



  • Familiarity with matrix mathematics, probability and linear algebra

Who Should Attend

Engineers, scientists and technical personnel engaged in the specification, procurement, design, development and testing of sensor systems

How You Will Benefit

  • Develop an understanding of the concepts associated with target tracking.

  • Experience analyzing track filters through two computer labs.

  • Become familiar with the mathematics and notation of target tracking.

  • Appreciate the operation of sensors used in target tracking.

  • Know the role of sensors in target tracking.


  • Mathematics for tracking

  • Parameter and state estimation

  • Data links for network-centric tracking

  • Alpha-beta filters

  • Tracking maneuvering targets

  • Radar system

  • Electro-optical and infrared sensors

  • Tracking targets in presence of false signals

  • Multitarget tracking methods

  • ESM sensors

  • Multiplatform/multisensor tracking

  • Electronic attack against target tracking radar systems

  • Performance analysis for target tracking systems

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: William Blair, Ph.D.