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Angular momentum and ballistic tracking
Author(s): Ronald L. Kolbe
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Paper Abstract

The correlation and tracking problem for ballistic objects is a major concern for the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). In this presentation, the use of angular momentum for gating and assignment of reports and tracks of ballistic objects is proposed. The various errors and appropriate statistical tests that could be used on angular momentum to potentially improve the tracking and correlation, multi-track hypothesis and Kalman filters are studied. The investigation is performed in earth centered inertial Cartesian coordinates for position, velocity, and acceleration in tracking, gating, and assignment. A discussion is given of a brief investigation, the theory developed, the results of numerical test, and the conclusions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1698, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1992, (25 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.139400
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Ronald L. Kolbe, Naval Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1698:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 1992
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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