Accession Number:

ADA066512

Title:

A Computer Program for Double Sweep Optimal Smoothing.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS ACTIVITY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

This report documents the double sweep smoothing program used at AMSAA to determine an aircrafts position, velocity, and acceleration from radar tracking data. It includes a tutorial guide to the underlying mathematics. A quadratic programming problem with linear constraints is formulated, reduced to a system of difference equations with initial and endpoint boundary conditions, and solved using Brysons double sweep method. The iterative solution is programmed in simple, machine independent FORTRAN with top down structured programming. A listing is supplied and card decks are available.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE