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5 May 2011 Tracking system to maximize the engagement envelope of a data linked weapon
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This paper presents the results of an integrated target tracking, pursuit and intercept strategy. It is designed to maximize the overlap between the engagement envelope of a data linked weapon and the possible predicted locations of an agile target. Once the target track has been initialized, a Markov Model calculates all possible locations of the target up to the time of intercept, approximately 30 seconds from launch. These locations and associated probabilities are updated during the tracking process. This includes target maneuvers, which are detected using an IMM estimator. The engagement envelope is maximized at fixed points in time. In doing so the intercept decision is delayed until, there is a high probability of a successful interception.
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James M. Davies, Jason F. Ralph, and Neil P. Oxtoby "Tracking system to maximize the engagement envelope of a data linked weapon", Proc. SPIE 8050, Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XX, 805007 (5 May 2011);


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