Description of alphabeta tracking filter with minimal maximum transient error response
Abstract
An alphabeta filter is described which has to be used in a phasedarray radar system. The filter is designed in such a manner that the probability of threshold excursion of the tracking error is kept below a certain, small, value. For the maneuver errors no probabilistic model, but a deterministic maneuver model was chosen which has typical properties with respect to the maximal tracking errors which occur.
 Publication:

NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
 Pub Date:
 March 1977
 Bibcode:
 1977STIN...7826364N
 Keywords:

 Error Analysis;
 Estimating;
 Linear Filters;
 Phased Arrays;
 Transient Response;
 Data Smoothing;
 Mathematical Models;
 Optimization;
 Probability Theory;
 Target Acquisition;
 Tracking Radar;
 Communications and Radar