Modelling Communication Channel Availability for Networked Radars – Adapt MFR V3.2.9 software release notes


  1. Yue, B.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Ottawa Research Centre, Ottawa ON (CAN);C-Core Corp, Kanata Ont (CAN)
DRDC Ottawa has contracted C-CORE for software support services relating to target tracking using a stand-alone Interactive Multiple Model Nearest Neighbour Joint Probabilistic Data Association (IMM-NNJPDA) tracker and coordinated radar resource management (RRM) using an Adaptive Multi-Function Radar simulator (Adapt MFR). When the radars in a network work in one of the RRM types, the resource manager receives the tracking and detection data from each radar through a communication channel and then sends over the resource scheduling commands through the communication channel. If the channel between radars is not available, the radars cannot be scheduled adaptively. The purpose of this task is to evaluate the detection and tracking performance of radars under variable communication channel availability. To do so, the communication channel availability control capability was first implemented in the simulator. The target track estimation results using Scenario B with variable communication channel availability were then analyzed and compared with the results generated with the communication channel available all the time. The experiments show that the communication channel availability status didn’t affect the track completeness metrics to a noteworthy degree. The track completeness of all the coordinated management types regardless of the communication channel status was high for all experiments run. However, the track occupancy and frame time varied as the communication chan
radar resource management;networked radars;modeling and simulation
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2015-C030 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Jun 2014
Number of Pages
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