Accession Number : ADA257224

Title :   Enhancement of Multiple Target Track Simulation.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. May 89-Apr 90,

Corporate Author : ANALYTICAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING CORP ROME NY

Personal Author(s) : Penatzer, Jeffrey L.

Report Date : AUG 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The Enhancement of Multiple Target Track Simulation task had as its primary objective the development of an integrated simulation of Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Fire Control (ATP-FC) functions from previously developed simulations of a subset of the individual functions which would be required for a complete end-to-end simulation of a space-based Directed Energy Weapon (DEW) platform. The functions integrated were the Target Detection, Multiple Target Tracking (MTT), and Target Sequencing functions. Additionally, the Plume-to-Hardbody Handover function was partially integrated. The task consisted of the following subtasks: (1) Incorporation of previously developed target sequencing algorithms (Nearest Neighbor and Farthest Insertion) into a previously existing MTT simulation, (2) Investigation and incorporation of an improved target detection algorithm to replace the target detection algorithm that was included with the original previously existing MTT simulation, and (3) Incorporation of previously developed Plume-to-Hardbody handover algorithms into the combined MTT and target sequencing simulation. This report summarizes the work performed in accomplishing these three subtasks. Multiple Target Track(MTT), Target Sequencing, Target Detection, Plume-to-Hardbody Handover, Directed Energy Weapons(DEW), Strategic Defense Initiative(SDI), Simulation.

Descriptors :   *DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS, *MULTIPLE TARGETS, *TARGET DETECTION, *AUTOMATIC TRACKING, ACQUISITION, ADENOSINE PHOSPHATES, ALGORITHMS, AUGMENTATION, CONTROL, DETECTION, DEW, ENERGY, FUNCTIONS, PLATFORMS, PLUMES, SIMULATION, SPACE BASED, STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE, TARGETS, TRACKING, TRACKS, WEAPONS, WORK.

Subject Categories : Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
      Directed Energy Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE