Accession Number : AD0475226


Title :   OPTIMAL FILTERING OF RADAR DATA.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Simoes, Carlos P


Report Date : Jan 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 73


Abstract : An optimal method of filtering radar data is analyzed and experimented. First the theoretical bases of Kalman's approach to filtering problems is presented. Then the suitability of its conclusions to the filtering of radar data is studied. The form for the filter needed in such a case is derived and, finally, a simulation is made attempting to show the real usefulness of Kalman's filter. It is concluded that the method considered presents a very promising set of features which may lead to advantageous practical use. The filtering process is based on the recurrent solution of matrix formulas. To accomplish a reasonably fast computation of the filtered values the solution was programmed in the FORTRAN language and run in a 1604 CDC computer. (Author)


Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING , *RADAR SIGNALS , FLOW CHARTING , OPTIMIZATION , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES , STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS , ERRORS , MATHEMATICAL MODELS


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE