Accession Number : ADB061731

Title :   Foundations of an Executive-Driven MLE Tracker.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May-Aug 81,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Shensa,M. J.

Report Date : 15 OCT 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : This report advocates an approach to target motion analysis (TMA) which consists of a package of resident tracking routines operated by an executive driver. It is maintained that separating the global decisions from the software which solves (locally) the nonlinear minimization problem associated with TMA fosters a much more robust tracker. The motivations for such an approach are discussed through examples, and the structure of an executive-driven tracker which was implemented at the Naval Ocean Systems Center is presented in detail. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Executive routines, *Acoustic tracking, Algorithms, Moving targets, Bearing(Direction), Linear regression analysis, Tracking, Decision making, Computer programs, Antisubmarine warfare, State of the art

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Computer Programming and Software
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE