Some Concepts for Target Trajectory Predictions
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER DAHLGREN DIV VA
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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.
- Numerical Mathematics
- Naval Surface Warfare
- Underwater-Launched Guided Missiles