Accession Number : ADA141144

Title :   Enhanced Tracking of Airborne Targets Using Multiple Model Filtering Techniques for Adaptive Field of View Expansion.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Suizu,R I

PDF Url : ADA141144

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 289

Abstract : This study was part of an ongoing effort at the Air Force Institute of Technology to design a tracking algorithm for use with the Air Force Weapons Laboratory's high energy laser weapon system. The purpose of this thesis was to take previously developed tracker algorithms and incorporate a multiple model adaptive filter algorithm into the existing structure. This approach was intended to provide adaptive expansion of the effective tracker field of view, which in turn would increase the tracker's ability to maintain lock on highly dynamic, close range targets.

Descriptors :   *Algorithms, *Tracking, *Adaptive filters, *Aerial targets, Laser weapons, Airborne, Target position indicators, Signal processing, Charts, Correlators, Computerized simulation, Kalman filtering, Configurations, Theses

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE