Accession Number : AD0768378

Title :   Precision Radar Pointing and Tracking Using an Adaptive Kalman Filter.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Kolibaba,Raymond Lee

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 97

Abstract : An Adaptive Extended Kalman Filter technique was developed to improve the tracking capabilities of an airborne tracking system. A maneuver determination technique was developed as well as an adaptive technique for the probability model of target acceleration. The computer simulation was run using four different types of data. Computation of the acceleration state was inaccurate due to imprecise modeling of the acceleration states. The adaptive technique reduced the range error of the non-adaptive filter. A maneuver was determined when a bias was detected on the range measurement residual. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR TRACKING, ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS), FEEDBACK, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, AIRBORNE, RADAR EQUIPMENT, THESES

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE