Joint Surveillance System Distributed Tracker
Final rept. Jan 1989-Feb 1990
GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH INST ATLANTA
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The Joint Surveillance System Distributed Tracker JDT was designed by Hughes Aircraft Company for use in a laboratory environment in conjunction with Command and Control experiments in support of the air defense initiative. The tracker provides a live air picture for integration with the Air Defense Initiative Simulation for Command and Control ADISC2. It was designed to accept radar inputs from up to ten 10 Joint Surveillance System JSS radars. The raw radar data is preprocessed and each radar report is tagged with a radar site ID. The data is then broadcast over an Ethernet to the JDT which resides on a SUN 4-260 workstation. A track file is then automatically established for each of the ten 10 radar sites using an N hit out of M scan approach. A master track store is then established through the correlation of the individual track files providing a single correlated air picture for the ten 10 radar sites. Automatic track initiation is performed over multiple radar scans. A one-plot track is formed initially. If on the next scan, a plot is correlated with a one- plot track, that track is upgraded to a tentative track.
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
- Target Direction, Range and Position Finding