Accession Number : ADA302458

Title :   Technical Documentation of Nodestar.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Stone, Lawrence D. ; Corwin, Thomas L. ; Hofmann, James B.

PDF Url : ADA302458

Report Date : 11 DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : This report presents a general framework for the process of multiple-target, multiple-sensor data fusion. With that framework in place, those areas in which the methodology is mature and ripe for implementation and those areas that require further development are identified. One area in which the methodology is well advanced is nonlinear tracking. For that area, a basic engine, Nodestar, which has been developed to perform nonlinear, multiple-target tracking, is described. The version of Nodestar that has been developed for the Spotlight Advanced Technology Demonstration is described. A discussion of extensions to this version of Nodestar is also included.

Descriptors :   *MULTIPLE TARGETS, *DATA FUSION, *SUBMARINE DETECTION, *MULTISENSORS, *DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, DETECTORS, DEMONSTRATIONS, TRACKING, TARGETS, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, ENGINES, DEEP WATER, ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE, MULTIPLE OPERATION, SEARCHLIGHTS.

Subject Categories : Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE