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Title: Target tracking using a 2D radar
Authors: Kriel, M
Le Roux, H
Keywords: Target tracking
2D radar
Aircraft tracking processes
Radar height estimation
Issue Date: Aug-2012
Publisher: CRC Press
Citation: Kriel, M and Le Roux, H. Target tracking using a 2D radar. Mobile Intelligent Autonomous Systems. CRC Press. Florence, KY, USA. pp.
Series/Report no.: Workflow;9442
Abstract: This chapter briefly outlines a few mathematical techniques to track targets in 3D using a 2D radar. 2D radars are relatively cheap and efficient sensors that often form the first line of defence in airspace control. In military applications they are often used as early-warning devices because they can detect approaching enemy aircraft or missiles at great distances. In case of an attack, early detection of the enemy is vital for a successful defence against attack. Depending on the threat evaluation of tracked aircraft the tracking process is passed along to 3D search radars or fire control tracking radars once it comes into range of those sensors. A key component in the above hierarchy is the threat evaluation component. It relies on many factors such as angle of incidence towards defended assets, time to approach to defended asset, speed of target and so forth. The normal 2D radar provides range and azimuth but the altitude of the target is omitted. This can be an important consideration as aircraft altitude limits the attack profiles a target can fly.
Description: Copyright: 2012 CRC Press.
URI: http://www.crcnetbase.com/doi/pdf/10.1201/b12690-37
http://hdl.handle.net/10204/6200
ISBN: 9781439863008
Appears in Collections:Command control and information warfare
Radar and electronic warfare systems
Advanced mathematical modelling and simulation
General science, engineering & technology

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