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Kalman filtering techniques applied to airborne direction-finding and emitter location

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Authors
Colburn, L. Laddie.
Subjects
Kalman filtering
Sequential estimation techniques
Emitter location algorithm
Airborne direction-finding
Bearing angle-of-arrival
Advisors
Titus, Harold A.
Date of Issue
1972-06
Date
June 1972
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Language
en_US
Abstract
The objective of the analytical study was to develop an optimal emitter location algorithm using Kalman filtering techniques to filter emitter bearing angles-of-arrival information in a airborne, multi-emitter environment. Since emitter and aircraft navigation data were sampled at discrete time intervals, discrete sequential estimation techniques were utilized within a software computer program which initially sorted data, filtered emitter bearing angles-of-arrival to obtain optimal estimates, and computed emitter positions in latitude/longitude coordinates using various emitter locations algorithms. An error analysis was performed on the emitter location algorithms to determine relative accuracy of the different techniques. Extended Kalman filtering was also considered as an alternate approach to the emitter location algorithm.
Type
Thesis
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Department
Department of Aeronautics
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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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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