Integrated Multisensor Targeting,
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC
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The integrated multisensor targeting effort presented in this paper is a United States Navy Exploratory Development program directed at the development and demonstration of multisensor targeting algorithms for air-to-ar application. The program for developing the capability is described. The current algorithm development is presented. The simulation tool and the real-time system which support the development and demonstration of the algorithms, respectively, also are described, and finally the plans for testing the capability are discussed briefly. Future air combat and attack environments will comfront the pilot with a density and diversity of targets, defenses, and countermeasures that may overload the unaided single- or two-place aircrew. This paper describes a computer-based multi-sensor targeting MST system development, which will combine multisensor data in real time to generate an integrated MST display for air-to-air combat. This is a critical function which is needed to support the future development of an automated knowledge-based information processing system that integrates and controls various aircraft sensors for fully automatic target detection, acquisition, identification, and tracking. The ongoing program is a Navy exploratory development program directed at the development and demonstration of an MST tracking algorithm. Targeting outputs from a multifunction radar, an infrared search and track IRST set, and a passive intercept receiver are being integrated and correlated to provide accurate, high-confidence multisensor targeting in the highly dynamic air-to-air combat environment under all conditions of weather, visibility, and electronic order of battle.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
- Military Aircraft Operations
- Computer Programming and Software