Accession Number : ADD015669

Title :   Centroid Target Tracking System Utilizing Parallel Processing of Digital Data Patterns.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 8 Feb 90, patented 29 Dec 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Amato, Gaetano T

Report Date : 29 Dec 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Outputs from data bit areas of a target sensing array, above a signal threshold level, are obtained by sequential scanning of groups of the data bit area aligned in columns and rows to form a digital pattern of binary data interrogated to determined the offset of the digital pattern from the centroid of the sensor array. Interrogation is performed by simultaneous counting of data bit pulses derived from separate segments of each group on opposite sides of the centroid and comparing such summations to determine the differences there between reflecting directional offsets from the centroid.

Descriptors :   *ARRAYS, *TARGET DETECTION, *PARALLEL PROCESSING, *TRACKING, *PATENTS, DIRECTIONAL, INTERROGATION, OUTPUT, PATTERNS, PULSES, SCANNING, SIGNALS, TARGETS

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE