Accession Number:

ADA048190

Title:

Information Processing to Maintain Localization in ASW Surveillance

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

WAGNER (DANIEL H) ASSOCIATES PAOLI PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-07-29

Pagination or Media Count:

161.0

Abstract:

This report is directed towards the problem of providing estimates for a submarine targets location under various conditions. The objective is to develop useful and computationally practical tools for obtaining such estimates. The principal application is the continuous long-term localization of a target or targets through the utilization of surveillance efforts. Much of this current work has been motivated by the methods, and conjectures contained in reference a. Chapter I provides a brief introduction, and appendices A and B provide supplementary material. The issue of optimal surveillance in a false contact environment is explored in Chapter II. Processing ASW contact information so as to obtain estimates about the track of a specific target as well as overall long-term behavior patterns is the subject of Chapter III. In Chapter IV, a computationally practical method for processing ASW contact information in a multi-target environment is given. Computational results are included in Chapters II and IV. Unfortunately the work presented in Chapter III has not as yet progressed to that stage.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Cybernetics
  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE