Accession Number : ADA018553

Title :   Capabilities and Accuracy of the AERIS Tracking System at the Naval Coastal Systems Laboratory.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL COASTAL SYSTEMS LAB PANAMA CITY FLA

Personal Author(s) : Higdon,H. E.

Report Date : DEC 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : The Automatic Electronic Range Instrumentation System (AERIS) at the Naval Coastal Systems Laboratory, Panama City, Florida, uses the Cubic model DM 40 AUTOTAPE system. AUTOTAPE is a line-of-sight, all weather, single target, range-range tracking system that provides an automatic, reliable, and practical method of determining position location with a high degree of accuracy. The accuracy and capabilities of the AERIS Tracking Facility are discussed. The system installation, general operating area, and system limitations are also discussed. A determination of the accuracy of AERIS is made and presented as a set of accuracy contours for the operating area. The parameters causing position inaccuracies are discussed and are categorized into two basic areas: system repeatability (relative) errors and bias errors. The system repeatability errors are presented as contours of short-term errors; i.e., those errors that affect position accuracy within or during a given mission, and long-term errors; i.e., those errors that affect position accuracies from one mission to another over an extended period of time. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Position(Location), *Distance measuring equipment, Tracking, Data processing, Accuracy, Contours, All weather, Line of sight, Errors, Automatic, Plotters, Low altitude, Subroutines, Magnetic tape, Real time, Data acquisition, Antennas, Velocity, Instrumentation

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE