Accession Number : ADA195526

Title :   Kalman Filter Architectures for Battle Management. Phase 1.

Descriptive Note : Final Rept.,

Corporate Author : SYSTOLIC SYSTEMS INC SAN JOSE CA

Personal Author(s) : Satterfield, Doyce

PDF Url : ADA195526

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : This report develops a comprehensive theory of parallel Kalman filtering based on a unique decoupling principle permitting the predictor and corrector equations in the filter to be computed in parallel. Highly parallel algorithms and systolic architectures for efficiently implementing these advanced filtering techniques are presented. The application of these methods to Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) target tracking problems is also described. The PFK theory is well developed, mature and ready to proceed to full-scale validation on a parallel processing testbed. Because the PFK technology has been needed to solve several applications in the DoD for more than a decade, it is anticipated that once fully developed this technology can benefit several sectors of the DoD. This is possible because the necessary technology has only recently been available to transition the PKF theory into practice. Keywords: Computer architecture, Signal processing, Parallel processors. (jhd)

Descriptors :   *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *KALMAN FILTERING, *PARALLEL PROCESSORS, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, ALGORITHMS, BATTLES, COMPREHENSION, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, DECOUPLING, EQUATIONS, MANAGEMENT, MILITARY STRATEGY, PARALLEL ORIENTATION, PARALLEL PROCESSING, PREDICTIONS, SIGNAL PROCESSING, TARGETS, TEST BEDS, THEORY, TRACKING, VALIDATION, ALGORITHMS, ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, ARCHITECTURE, BATTLES, COMPREHENSION, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, DECOUPLING, EQUATIONS, FILTERS, KALMAN FILTERING, MANAGEMENT, MILITARY STRATEGY, PARALLEL ORIENTATION, PARALLEL PROCESSING, PARALLEL PROCESSORS, PREDICTIONS, SIGNAL PROCESSING, TARGETS, TEST BEDS, THEORY, TRACKING, VALIDATION

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Cybernetics
      Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE