Accession Number : ADD018430

Title :   System and Method for Tracking Vehicles Using Random Search Algorithms.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 31 Jan 97,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ferkinhoff, David J ; Hammel, Sherry E ; Gong, Kai F

PDF Url : ADD018430

Report Date : 31 Jan 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : The present invention relates to a method and a system for providing an estimate of the state of a contact. The method includes the steps of sensing the state of the contact; generating signals representative of the state of the contact; and processing the signals using a random search procedure to arrive at an estimate of the state of the contact. The random search procedure may employ the simulated annealing-based algorithm methodology or the genetic-based algorithm methodologies. The system includes sensors for sensing the state of the contact and a pre-programmed computer for generating the desired contact state estimates.

Descriptors :   *ALGORITHMS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *TRACKING, *TARGET DETECTION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, SIGNAL PROCESSING, ESTIMATES, SEARCHING

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Computer Programming and Software
      Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE