Accession Number : ADA289514

Title :   System and Method for Rapidly Tracking Highly Dynamic Vehicles.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application. filed 18 Oct 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hammel, Sherry E. ; Gong, Kai F. ; Jackson, Neil J. ; Keay, Kathleen D. ; MacDonald, John F.

PDF Url : ADA289514

Report Date : 18 OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : A trajectory estimation system for estimating a trajectory of a target in response to a series of data items which generated in response to motion of the target. The trajectory estimation system includes a data segmentation means and a trajectory selection means. The data segmentation means processes the series of data items in accordance with a regression/multiple-hypothesis methodology to generate a plurality of segments, each having associated data items which have similar features. The trajectory selection means for processing said segments in accordance with a multiple-model hypothesis methodology to generate a corresponding statistically-supportable candidate trajectory motion estimate of target motion thereby to provide indicia of an overall trajectory of the target.

Descriptors :   *TRAJECTORIES, *PATENTS, DYNAMICS, MOVING TARGETS, TRACKING, TARGETS, ESTIMATES, VEHICLES, SELECTION, SEGMENTED.

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Traj, Accuracy and Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE