High-Accuracy Distributed Sensor Time-Space-Position Information System for Captive-Carry Field Experiments

High-Accuracy Distributed Sensor Time-Space-Position Information System for Captive-Carry Field Experiments by Andrew W. Rowe

Title: High-Accuracy Distributed Sensor Time-Space-Position Information System for Captive-Carry Field Experiments
Author: Andrew W. Rowe
ISBN10: 1423576160
ISBN13: 978-1423576167
Publisher: Storming Media (1996)
Language: English
Subcategory: Children's Health
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High-Accuracy Distributed Sensor Time-Space-Position Information System for Captive-Carry Field Experiments by Andrew W. Rowe


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This is a NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA report procured by the Pentagon and made available for public release. It has been reproduced in the best form available to the Pentagon. It is not spiral-bound, but rather assembled with Velobinding in a soft, white linen cover. The Storming Media report number is A735423. The abstract provided by the Pentagon follows: Operational 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.