Accession Number : ADD016052

Title :   Automatic Data Segmentation Module for Target Motion Analysis Applications.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 23 Jun 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Graham, Marcus L ; Gong, Kai F ; MacDonald, John F ; Kay, Kathleen D

Report Date : 23 Jun 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A system having means for comparing incoming data with hypotheses previously formed from prior data for providing new hypotheses on target information. It has application when the data source is from either single or multiple targets. The incoming datum to the system forms new hypotheses assuming the incoming datum is invalid, forms new hypotheses assuming the new datum begins a new segment of information, and forms new hypotheses assuming the new datum is associated with segments in prior retained hypotheses. The one hypothesis of the thusly formed new hypotheses with the greatest likelihood of target information is then selected for further analyzation and the hypothesis selected and other hypotheses are retained for further processing with new incoming datum.

Descriptors :   *MULTIPLE TARGETS, *MOVING TARGETS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE, HYPOTHESES, PROCESSING, TARGETS, UNDERWATER TARGETS, MOTION

Subject Categories : Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE