Accession Number : ADD018527

Title :   Method and Apparatus for Avoiding Detection by a Threat Projectile

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 7 Feb 96, patented 3 Jun 97

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Robertson, David B ; Perruzzi, Joseph J ; Rabenold, Laura C

Report Date : 03 Jun 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A method and apparatus for use by a personnel in combat unit to assess in substantially real-time the threat to a combat unit posed by one or more threat projectiles. A command and control system receives a variety of input data and information signals and generates corresponding signals directed to a processing module. The processing module receives and processes the informational signals indicative of the status and characteristics of the combat unit and threat projectile. The processing module determines whether sample threat projectiles with an uncertainty region associated with each threat projectile detects the combat unit and determines therefrom a probability that the actual threat projectile detects the combat unit. The processing module also generates a probability of detection signals, to generate a report in user perceivable form, indicative of the probability of the threat projectile detecting the combat unit on a substantially real-time basis.

Descriptors :   *PROJECTILES, *TARGET DETECTION, *PATENTS, WARFARE, REAL TIME, PROBABILITY, PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, SIGNALS, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, THREAT EVALUATION, MODULES(ELECTRONICS)

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE