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An empirical analysis of a submarine motion model

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Authors
Forrest, R. N.
Eagle, James N.
Subjects
Submarine Motion Models
ASW Tactical Decision Aids
Random Tracks
Advisors
Date of Issue
1991-08
Date
1991-08
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
eng
Abstract
This report describes an empirical analysis of a motion model that has been used to generate random submarine tracks for an antisubmarine warfare tactical decision aid. The model describes a submarine's motion as a series of transitions between the square cells of a grid that covers a defined operating region. A 3 x 3 transition matrix is associated with each cell of the grid which determines the submarine's transitions from a cell. The set of transition matrices define a Markov process. Despite its discrete nature, this Markov track generating process has been called a diffusion process in antisubmarine warfare tactical decision aid literature. The transition matrices are determined by tracks generated by an auxiliary stochastic process that is presumed to be of higher fidelity but more costly to implement than the Markov process
Type
Technical Report
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NPS Report Number
NPS-AW-91-002
Sponsors
Prepared for: Naval Air Development Center, Johnsville, Pennsylvania
Funder
O&MN, Direct Funding
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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