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Network-centric angle only tracking
Author(s): Jason Yosinski; Nick Coult; Randy Paffenroth
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Paper Abstract

The coordinated use of multiple distributed sensors by network communication has the potential to substantially improve track state estimates even in the presence of enemy countermeasures. In the modern electronic warfare environment, a network-centric tracking system must function in a variety of jamming scenarios. In some scenarios hostile electronic countermeasures (ECM) will endeavor to deny range and range rate information, leaving friendly sensors to depend on passive angle information for tracking. In these cases the detrimental effects of ECM can be at least partially ameliorated through the use of multiple networked sensors, due to the inability of the ECM to deny angle measurements and the geometric diversity provided by having sensors in distributed locations. Herein we demonstrate algorithms for initiating and maintaining tracks in such hostile operating environments with a focus on maximum likelihood estimators and provide Cramer-Rao bounds on the performance one can expect to achieve.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 September 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7445, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2009, 74450O (4 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.826565
Show Author Affiliations
Jason Yosinski, Numerica Corp. (United States)
Nick Coult, Numerica Corp. (United States)
Randy Paffenroth, Numerica Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7445:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2009
Oliver E. Drummond; Richard D. Teichgraeber, Editor(s)

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