A. W. Merz and C. R. Trimble

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Abstract: Shipboard radar is used to estimate the relative position and velocity of nearby ships for potential use in collision-avoidance. The noise in the radar data, and the small perturbations in the ship motion both have an influence on the steady-state error or uncertainty in these estimates. Optimal filtering is modelled with a range of these parameters, and the variation of position uncertainty is found with respect to both of these noise sources, and with respect to the sample interval.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 29, Number 3
Pages: 199 - 203
Cite this article: Merz, A. W., Trimble, C. R., "DATA PROCESSING IN SHIP RELATIVE POSITION ESTIMATION", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 29, No. 3, Fall 1982, pp. 199-203.
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