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A methodology for adaptive scheduling of radar intervals based on a cost-function methodology
Author(s): John E. Gray; Amy Sunshine Smith-Carroll; Christopher Zaffram
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Paper Abstract

In this note we introduce the idea of adaptive scheduling based on a cost function methodology. As the warfare environment becomes more complex, individual sensor resources are stretched, and the usage of the sensors has grown. In a multi-ship multi-platform environment, one has the potential to share information across platforms. This would dramatically increase the strategic and tactical picture available to mission planners and commanders at all force levels. In order to accomplish this mission, the sensors must all be coordinated so adaptability and multi-force tasking can be accomplished with netted sensors. Adaptive sensor management expands group capabilities by freeing up resources such as dwells/energy management. Savings arise by effective usage of tracking resources by revisiting threats with radar resources only when needed. This can be done by introducing analytic cost functions of the revisit time that enable one to minimize revisit time while maintaining error within acceptable bounds.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5430, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XVIII, (27 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.543307
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John E. Gray, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Amy Sunshine Smith-Carroll, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Christopher Zaffram, Marine Corps Combat Development Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5430:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XVIII
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum, Editor(s)

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