Radar Surveillance/Radar Tracking Variant of SPEARS.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
The AAW performance simulation designated SPEARS System Performance Evaluation and Requirements Simulation now eixsts in a version which contains extensive revisions in the areas of radar surveillance and radar tracking. To upgrade the capability of the SPEARS simulation of shipboard radar surveillance, a detailed radar-surveillance model designated SURSEM Surveillance Radar Systems Evaluation Model has been modified and incorporated into SPEARS. In addition, a simple tracking algorithm has also been added to replace the implicit assumption that a target track is established instantaneously upon initial detection and then carried automatically until the target either leaves the radars coverage volume or terminates its flight. Due to time and financial constraints, this version of SPEARS has undergone only limited testing at present.