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dc.contributor.advisorTitus, H.A.
dc.contributor.authorFallon, Michael P.
dc.dateJune 1995
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-29T22:50:38Z
dc.date.available2013-04-29T22:50:38Z
dc.date.issued1995-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/31436
dc.description.abstractThe use of cellular phones has become widespread. It is predicted that cellular phone use will soon become almost as high as normal land-line telephones. The ability to track these phones has obvious advantages for intelligence gathering. The problem with tracking these phones is that their use is intermittent and they are very low power emitters. The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's) could help in the detection of these signals. They would extend the capabilities of a ground unit. Once these signals have been detected, the best algorithm for tracking to the intermittent and noisy nature of the received signals. The extended Kalman filter is used because of the nonlinearities present in the system. The exploitation of cellular signals by using UAV's and the extended Kalman filter is an important framework for future use of UAV's in unconventional ways. This thesis explores the use of UAV's to exploit' cellular emissions and locate the caller. The time difference of arrival (TDOA) of emissions is the main method of tracking using the Kalman filter. Further research and directions of interest will be proposed.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/trackingcellular1094531436
dc.format.extent125 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis 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.en_US
dc.titleTracking cellular phones with UAV'sen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering
dc.description.funderNAen_US
dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (U.S.N.) author.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Electrical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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