Accession Number : ADA117666

Title :   Memory and Computational Requirements for Tracking in the Advanced Computer System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 81-Feb 82,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Lefferts,Robert E.

Report Date : JUN 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Computational and memory requirements of various tracking algorithms were examined for possible application with the 9020 replacement computer. For a wide range of algorithms, including those most likely to be of interest, there are no technological factors which would significantly impact the choice of algorithms given the present state of computer technology. Further, within the next few years, technological advances will totally eliminate memory and computational tracking requirements from significantly impacting system design. It is concluded that the only substantive limitation currently imposed on the selection of tracking algorithms is the ability of the system designer to analyze, specify, test, and evaluate the most promising algorithm. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Radar tracking, *Computer applications, *Air traffic control systems, *Memory devices, *Computations, *Requirements, Computers, Algorithms, Feasibility studies, Data processing, Off the shelf equipment, State of the art

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Air Navigation and Guidance
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE