Accession Number:

ADA346055

Title:

Theatre Ballistic Missile Defense-Multisensor Fusion, Targeting and Tracking Techniques

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

248.0

Abstract:

The Gulf War illustrated how important ballistic missile defenses have become to the United States. The study of intercepting Theatre Ballistic Missiles TBMs in their boost phase was prompted by concerns about the widespread dissemination of submunitions and the differentiation of decoys from actual warheads released early in the missiles midcourse flight. Boost Phase Intercept BPI would alleviate this problem by destroying the enemys ballistic missile in the missiles launch phase, thereby causing the lethal payload and debris from the engagement to fall back on the aggressor. This thesis focuses on the development of missile tracking algorithms to be used in the boost phase of TBMs. A missile encounters significant changes in velocity, acceleration, and direction during the boost phase, making it difficult to track. Extended Kalman filter EKF, Alpha-Beta-Gamma filter, and Interacting Multiple Model IMM filtering techniques are developed to determine the missile tracking accuracy of TBMs during boost phase. Simulation results and actual TBM profiles from test data are presented to verify the tracking accuracy utilizing different filtering techniques.

Subject Categories:

  • Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE