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Title: Correlation and 3D-tracking of objects by pointing sensors

A method and system for tracking at least one object using a plurality of pointing sensors and a tracking system are disclosed herein. In a general embodiment, the tracking system is configured to receive a series of observation data relative to the at least one object over a time base for each of the plurality of pointing sensors. The observation data may include sensor position data, pointing vector data and observation error data. The tracking system may further determine a triangulation point using a magnitude of a shortest line connecting a line of sight value from each of the series of observation data from each of the plurality of sensors to the at least one object, and perform correlation processing on the observation data and triangulation point to determine if at least two of the plurality of sensors are tracking the same object. Observation data may also be branched, associated and pruned using new incoming observation data.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1349676
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation SNL-A
Patent Number(s):
9,612,316
Application Number:
14/448,513
Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jul 31
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

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