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Beam and waveform scheduling approach to combined radar surveillance & tracking - The Paranoid tracker

S Suvorova, SD Howard, W Moran

2006 International Waveform Diversity and Design Conference, WDD 2006 - Proceedings | Published : 2018

Abstract

In several previous papers, we have applied single and multiple step ahead scheduling techniques to reduce the amount of time an adaptive radar spends on tracking known targets while retaining a given level of track accuracy. This paper reports on our initial study of practical methods for achieving a unification of surveillance and tracking in terms of radar resource management. The method proposed here involves the introduction of permanently existing virtual targets, judiciously placed in the field of view of the radar. The tracker's belief in the existence of the virtual or fictitious targets led us to the name Paranoid Tracker for this approach.

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