Accession Number : AD0753608

Title :   The Application of the Kalman Filter to the Sonobuoy Reference System on the S3A.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Stair,Sammy Dean

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : In 1960 R. E. Kalman introduced a least square concept that gives optimal estimates for the state of some dynamic systems. Included is a brief historical introduction leading to his work, a summary of his work, and the application of the theory to the sonobuoy reference system used on the S3A aircraft. Also, a tutorial development of certain quantities used in the filter is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE, SONOBUOYS), (*SONOBUOYS, POSITION FINDING), STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ANTISUBMARINE AIRCRAFT, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), INFORMATION THEORY, THESES

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE