# initctekf

Create constant turn-rate extended Kalman filter from detection report

*Since R2021a*

## Description

creates and initializes a constant-turn-rate extended Kalman
`filter`

= initctekf(`detection`

)`filter`

from information contained in a
`detection`

report. For more details, see Algorithms and `trackingEKF`

.

## Examples

## Input Arguments

## Output Arguments

## Algorithms

The function initializes a

`trackingEKF`

object with a`constturn`

motion model and a`ctmeas`

measurement model. The state of the filter is defined as [*x*;*v*_{x};*y*;*v*_{y};*ω*;*z*;*v*_{z}], in which*ω*is the angular rate in the*xy*-plane,*x*,*y*,*z*are the position coordinates, and*v*_{x},*v*_{y},*v*_{z}are the corresponding velocities.The

`detection`

input can be an`objectDetection`

object of Cartesian or spherical measurement:For a Cartesian

`objectDetection`

object,By default, the function assumes the measurement is a 3-D position measurement ([

*x*;*y*;*z*]). The function uses the measurement to initialize the position state of the filter and sets the velocity state as 0. Similarly, the function uses the position components of the measurement noise matrix in the detection as the position components of the state error covariance matrix and sets the velocity components of the state error covariance matrix as 100 m^{2}/s^{2}.You can also use a 6-D measurement ([

*x*;*y*;*z*;*v*_{x};*v*_{y};*v*_{z}]) by specifying the`MeasurementParameters`

property of the`objectDetection`

object. Specify the`HasVelocity`

field of the measurement parameter structure as`true`

so that the`initctekf`

function can recognize the 6-D measurement. In this case, the state and state error covariance matrix of the filter are the same as the measurement and measurement noise matrix of the detection, respectively.Regardless of the dimension of the detection, the function sets the angular rate state

*ω*of the filter as 0 and set its corresponding covariance as 100 deg^{2}/s^{2}.

For a spherical measurement, you must specify the

`Frame`

field in the`MeasurementParameters`

property of the`objectDetection`

object as`"Spherical"`

. Also, use the`MeasurementParameters`

property to specify if the detection has azimuth, elevation, range, and range rate. A full spherical measurement has four elements [*az*,*el*,*r*,*rr*], representing azimuth in degrees, elevation in degrees, range in meters, and range-rate in meters per second, respectively. Some of the four elements can be missing.If the detection has elevation, the function uses the elevation measurement and its covariance to construct the filter state and state error covariance after performing coordinate transformation from the spherical frame to the Cartesian frame. Without elevation, the function sets the elevation as 0 and set its covariance as 180

^{2}/12 deg^{2}before performing the coordinate transformation.If the detection has range-rate, the function uses the range-rate measurement and its covariance to construct the filter sate and state error covariance. The function also assumes the velocity covariance of the cross-range direction is 100 m

^{2}/s^{2}. Without range-rate, the function sets the velocity states of the filter as 0 and its corresponding covariances as 100 m^{2}/s^{2}.Regardless of the dimension of the detection, the function sets the angular velocity state

*ω*of the filter as 0 and set its corresponding covariance as 100 deg^{2}/s^{2}.

You can use other fields of the MeasurementParameters property of an

`objectDetection`

object, such as`OriginPosition`

and`OriginaVelocity`

, to further specify the measurement coordinates.

The function models the process noise as non-additive and computes the process noise matrix assuming an acceleration standard deviation of 1 m/s

^{2}and an angular acceleration standard deviation of 1 deg/s^{2}.The measurement noise matrix in the initialized filter is the same as that in the

`detection`

.You can use this function as the

`FilterInitializationFcn`

property of a`radarTracker`

object.

## Extended Capabilities

## Version History

**Introduced in R2021a**