Accession Number:

ADA038643

Title:

Beacon Tracking Systems Simulation.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER DAHLGREN LAB VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

The Beacon Tracking System is designed to determine the position of a beacon transmitter carried aboard a surface or air target using the Time-Difference-of-Arrival TDOA concept. Target position is computed based on a weighted least-squares solution of the TDOA data. A computer simulation of the system is used to investigate the systems sensitivity to several parameters. Sensitive parameters are shown to be 1 receiver geometry relative to the target 2 receiver position survey accuracy 3 and loss of signal by one or more receivers during a track. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Direction Finding
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE