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dc.contributor.advisorPace, Phillip E.
dc.contributor.authorRowe, Andrew W.
dc.dateDecember 1996
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T19:21:00Z
dc.date.available2012-08-09T19:21:00Z
dc.date.issued1996-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/8466
dc.description.abstractOperational EW test and evaluation experiments require that the position of the aircraft and other moving objects on the range be known precisely as a function of time. Terminal Time-Space-Position Information (TSPI) systems involve the range platforms interacting at close distances and therefore require precise trajectory information over a restricted volume of space. Terminal TSPI systems are used for tactics evaluation and the evaluation of simulated weapons firings (e.g., captive-carry hardware-in-the-loop missile simulators). Distributed sensor TSPI systems consist of two or more measurement sensors located some distance from each other. Each sensor makes a measurement of target angle and range. Distributed sensor systems are more complex than single-point systems involving multiple hardware installations, complex mathematical computations to extract coordinate information, synchronization of multiple measurements and calibration of a number of different stations. This paper presents a novel distributed sensor TSPI architecture that provides precise positioning information of the target relative to a fixed inertial coordinate system. The architecture efficiently integrates the information from an inertial navigation system (INS), a global positioning system (GPS) and any number of distributed RF sensors which may be located onboard a captive-carry aircraft. The significance of this work is that by knowing the target's position in a fixed inertial frame of reference (derived from the integration process) an evaluation can be made as to the effectiveness of any electronic attack or off- board decoys that might have been launched during the field test scenario. The induced INS, GPS and sensor noise and the corresponding errors due to the integration process are evaluated numerically as a function of the weapon system being used.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/highaccuracydist109458466
dc.format.extentxvi, 149 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.titleHigh-accuracy distributed sensor time-space-position information system for captive-carry field experimentsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderHarney, Robert C.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Physics
dc.subject.authorDistributed sensor time-space-position information systemen_US
dc.subject.authorDifferential global position systemen_US
dc.subject.authorInternal navigation systemen_US
dc.subject.authorModelingen_US
dc.subject.authorHardware-in-the-loopen_US
dc.subject.authorAnti-ship cruise missile simulationen_US
dc.subject.authorElectronic countermeasuresen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Applied Physicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineApplied Physicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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