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P L Smith

Bio: P L Smith is an academic researcher. The author has co-authored 1 publications.

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TL;DR: A computer-aided manual technique for performing ship tracking and multisensor correlation of ocean surveillance data is described in this article, where all types of ship sightings, such as radar and direction finding readings, are associated in a unified procedure.
Abstract: A computer-aided manual technique for performing ship tracking and multisensor correlation of ocean surveillance data is described. All types of ship sightings, such as radar and direction finding readings, are associated in a unified procedure. The computer displays all unidentified ship sightings that may be linked to the identified sightings of a particular ship. To resolve ambiguities, an operator assigns identities to one or more of the unidentified sightings, and the computer then recomputes and displays the new sets of linked sightings that satisfy the operator-imposed assignment constraints. The operator can rerun the program several times to take advantage of new sightings or to change the motion models, or he may resolve ambiguities in other ways.