Accession Number : AD0713525

Title :   ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL ALGORITHMS FOR LARGE SCALE, THREE DIMENSIONAL, ARTILLERY SURVEY APPLICATIONS,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Gambino,Lawrence A.

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : It is the purpose of this paper to demonstrate how a newly derived set of computational algorithms allows complete flexibility and rigor in solving for tracking station coordinates and their associated error models in a large, simultaneous, three dimensional adjustment. The algorithms will be used to solve a hypothetical, artillery survey problem. The new system is called the Long Range Position Determining System (LRPDS), and it is being investigated for its application in the artillery problem. The new algorithms are considered to provide a major computational break-through for efficiently handling very large, Second Order Regression Schemes, and they allow the engineer to extend his hypotheses associated with problems of systematic errors. It is the purpose of this paper to develop a Second Order Regression Scheme for LRPDS and to show that it is computationally feasible to invert this large system of equations for its solution and error propagation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARTILLERY FIRE, RANGE FINDING), (*DATA PROCESSING, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS), TACTICAL WARFARE, RANGE(DISTANCE), REGRESSION ANALYSIS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), ALGORITHMS

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE