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Anticipative target tracking with related study cases

Anticipative target tracking with related study cases

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Anticipative target tracking encompasses a number of operational cases. Automatic artillery gun defence against shells: this may be the first need in the defence systems where anticipative tracking even of a split second is operationally relevant.Tracking of ballistic targets and prediction of impact point in the re-entry phase is quite important in defence systems. The possibility to exploit some a priori information can help the task of impact point prediction. A priori information (like maps, roads, gallery terrain orography, multi-path exploitation to mitigate blind conditions for instance in urban tracking, etc.) are very helpful in assisting the target tracking and predicting ahead in time the target trajectory. This is a form of cognitive tracking also referred to as knowledge-based tracker (KBT).

Chapter Contents:

  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.1.1 Anticipative target tracking
  • 8.1.2 The case of MH370
  • 8.2 Coordination of fore-active control and optimal guidance law for an interceptor study case
  • 8.2.1 List of symbols
  • 8.2.2 Introduction
  • 8.2.3 Theoretical framework
  • 8.2.4 Case study
  • 8.2.5 Simulation results
  • 8.2.6 Discussion
  • 8.3 Conclusion
  • References

Inspec keywords: ballistics; military radar; weapons; target tracking; radar tracking

Other keywords: target trajectory; blind condition mitigation; impact point prediction; cognitive tracking; automatic artillery gun; multipath exploitation; knowledge-based tracker; KBT; defence system; gallery terrain orography; anticipative ballistic target tracking

Subjects: Radar equipment, systems and applications

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