Accession Number : ADD017839

Title :   System and Method for Rapidly Tracking Highly Dynamic Vehicles.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 18 Oct 94, patented 28 Nov 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hammell, Sherry E ; Gong, Kai F ; Jackson, Neil A ; Keay, Kathleen D ; MacDonald, John F

Report Date : 28 Nov 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A trajectory estimation system for estimating a trajectory of a target in response to a series of data items which generated in response to motion of the target. The trajectory estimation system includes a data segmentation means and a trajectory selection means. The data segmentation means processes the series of data items in accordance with a regression/multiple-hypothesis methodology to generate a plurality of segments, each having associated data items which have similar features. The trajectory selection means for processing said segments in accordance with a multiple-model hypothesis methodology to generate a corresponding statistically-supportable candidate trajectory motion estimate of target motion thereby to provide indicia of an overall trajectory of the target.

Descriptors :   *SIGNAL PROCESSING, *TARGET DETECTION, *PATENTS, *ACOUSTIC TRACKING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, DATA MANAGEMENT, PROBABILITY, SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO, BEARING(DIRECTION), MOVING TARGETS, KALMAN FILTERING, ESTIMATES, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), DATA ACQUISITION, ACOUSTIC SIGNALS, FAST FOURIER TRANSFORMS, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, VEHICLES, HYPOTHESES, RANGE FINDING, TRAJECTORIES, BACKGROUND NOISE, CHI SQUARE TEST, ACOUSTIC DETECTORS

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE