Accession Number:

ADA277186

Title:

Some Concepts for Target Trajectory Predictions

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER DAHLGREN DIV VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

67.0

Abstract:

The classical problem of weapons control involves predicting the future position of a maneuvering target. Methods of target trajectory prediction for ship self-defense against a maneuvering antiship cruise missile ASCM are studied. Several prediction schemes are described and studied in the context of a typical single ASCM engagement. Methods of utilizing the estimated threat acceleration andor a goal hypothesis are considered. Terminal Parameters TP for effectively characterizing the threat of a target to the ship are introduced, along with some Measures of Effectiveness MOE for comparing the different prediction methods. These TPs and MOEs are illustrated through a simulated engagement involving a hypothesized threat track. An enhancement of defensive capability achieved by utilizing a goal hypothesis is demonstrated.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Naval Surface Warfare
  • Underwater-Launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE