Accession Number : ADP005438

Title :   Computer Aided Sensor Placement Optimization,

Corporate Author : ESG ELEKTRONIK-SYSTEM G M B H (FEG) MUNICH (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s) : Kainzinger,A. ; Rath,W.

Report Date : FEB 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The problem of optimal sensor placement increases with the mobility of the sensors. New threats e.g. caused by new missile technologies lead to sensor systems, where some of the sensors are highly mobile. Thus the optimization of sensor placement for a given surveillance area becomes a complex and time critical task if constraints such as own operators areas; terrain ondulation; terrain accessability; sensor capabilities; own tactical objectives; and assumed tactical objectives of the WP forces have to be taken into account. This paper presents a layer model for the computer aided stepwise optimization of sensor placement respecting the restrictions mentioned above. The computer tool is based on digitized terrain data containing information about the height and culture (fields, trees, roads, water, houses, etc.). The layer model is based on interactive procedures and automatic decision guidance. The software can be installed on minicomputers with a color display and color printer thus making it a mobile transportable tool which can be used online in the field. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RADAR, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, OPTIMIZATION, TERRAIN, TACTICAL INTELLIGENCE

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE