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Multi Sensor Correlation; Performance Analysis for U.S. Navy. P3 Update IV.

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1.1 Multi-Sensor Correlation Overview- Multi-Sensor Correlation is a method of integrating P-3 sensor data during Anti-Surface Ship Warfare ASuW and Anti-Submarine Warfare ASW missions. ASuW and ASW missions involve detecting, localizing, tracking and collecting intelligence on surface and subsurface targets. The problem can be complicated by a number of factors The target of interest can be masked by noise, frequently including noise generated by surface vessels of non-interest. Valid detections can be sparse and can contain ambiguous information. The aircraft must sometimes fly at a stand off distance or minimize the number of passes in order to remain covert. Time may be limited due to a long transit, a large search area or a hostile environment. The aircraft crew must develop a clear tactical picture, as quickly as possible. Current mission avionics do not support integration of sensor data to achieve a concise tactical plot. This deficiency levies a burden on the aircrew, requiring that they analyze separate contact reports from each sensor for each target, and extract and maintain a usable picture. This is time consuming and diverts attention from primary objectives. To address this situation, Boeing Aircraft Company, was contracted to include algorithms in the Update IV operational program which calculate and monitor correlations of contact reports or tracks with other contact reports or tracks. This capability is known as Multi-Sensor Correlation.

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  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

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