Accession Number : ADD003316

Title :   Automatic Targeting System Utilizing Signal Strength Information.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Harris,Jack R

Report Date : 22 Dec 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The patent application relates to a method and apparatus for automatically locating an energy emitting target source, nominally in a two-dimension water medium, using three or more sensors whose outputs are normally connected by radio link to a general purpose digital computer. A level determinator detects the maximum relative signal strength of each of the sensor outputs and a simultaneous equation solver operates on the detected signal strength values by predetermined algorithms to produce the source coordinates which are displayed on a plan position indicator.

Descriptors :   *Sonar, *Patent applications, Passive systems, Sonobuoys, Remote systems, Computer programs, Signal processing, Target detection, Automatic, FORTRAN

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE