Accession Number:

ADA029564

Title:

CAMDAT Improvement Analysis.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 17 Oct 73-14 Jun 74,

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL ELECTRIC CORP VANDENBERG AFB CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-06-14

Pagination or Media Count:

114.0

Abstract:

Presently SAMTEC has a software package called CAMDAT, which has been used for the data reduction of long range optics data. Changes in tracking performance and requirements impose the necessity of reviewing the overall problems of optics data reduction. A brief review of the potentials of optics data in trajectory estimation is given first. This is followed by two-part discussion of trajectory estimation problems of powered objects and free fall objects. Part I deals with the problems of powered objects and discusses the limitations and deficiencies of the CAMDAT program. It also enumerates a number of potential methods which can be explored to fill the future needs. Part II is devoted to the discussion of NITE simulation and trial runs, which are operated under free fall constraints. The results indicate the soundness of the free fall trajectory estimation technique using NITE or FIAT. Unfortunately, the extent of the investigatory analysis undertaken to this date has been limited, and indicates the desirability of continued research and experimentation. A short discussion appearing in Part III identifies future problems for continuation of work. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE