ASR-9 processor augmentation card scan-scan correlator algorithms
April 2, 1996
This report documents the Scan-Scan correlator algorithms for the ASR-9 Processor Augmentation Card (9-PAC) project. The 9-PAC is a processor card that serves as a processing enhancement to the existing ASR-9's post-processor system. It provides increased speed and memory capabilities to the processor, which allows for the introduction of more complex scan-scan correlator algorithms. These more complex algorithms improve the ASR-9's system performance through decreased false alarms, and increased detection of aircraft. The 9-PAC Scan-Scan correlator, also known as the Tracker, consists of three basic processing tasks: initialization, input/output, and the actual Tracker. The Tracker can be broken down further into four main processing functions: report-to track association, report-to-track correlation, track update, and track initiation.