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Coast Guard Research & Development Center Multi-Sensor Performance Prediction (MSPP) Tool-Set. Kim Babcock U.S. Coast Guard R&D Center. What is MSPP ?. Coast Guard analyst software tool to estimate sensor performance Validated User-Friendly Well-Documented

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coast guard research development center multi sensor performance prediction mspp tool set

Coast Guard Research & Development Center Multi-Sensor Performance Prediction (MSPP) Tool-Set

Kim Babcock

U.S. Coast Guard R&D Center

slide2

What is MSPP?

Coast Guard analyst software tool to estimate sensor performance

  • Validated
  • User-Friendly
  • Well-Documented

Fills the shortfall for data that cannot be obtained from field tests

slide3

Sweep Widths

  • Lateral Range Curves
  • Instantaneous Probability of Detection Plots

- Radial

- Azimuthal

  • Target
  • Environment

- Weather

- Location

- Date/Time

  • Platform
  • Sensor
  • Mode

RADAR SENSORS

AREPS

Detection

(Advanced Refractive Effects Prediction System - SPAWAR)

NIGHT VISION & INFRARED SENSORS

TAWS

(Target Acquisition Weapons Software - AFRL)

Detection

Classification

Evaluation

What is MSPP? (Cont’d)

Inputs Engine: DoD Models Outputs

THE BETTER THE INPUT, THE BETTER THE OUTPUT!

slide4

MSPP User Input Options

PLATFORMS

Air– CG helicopters & fixed wing aircraft

Surface – CG patrol boats, medium & high endurance cutters

SENSORS

(multiple modes per sensor are available)

RADAR – SPS/73, APS-127, APS-137, APS-143, SINS 1933C

INFRARED – Wescam DSi, Milcam XP+, CASPER-IR, MARFLIR-IR

NIGHT VISION – PVS-5, 7, 7C, 14

PRE-DEFINED ENVIRONMENTS

CG District 1 (good, average, poor)

CG District 7 (good, average, poor)

Cape Cod (7am or 7pm local in Feb, May, Aug, Nov)

Key West (7am or 7pm local in Feb, May, Aug, Nov)

** users can create and/or edit platforms, sensors & environments **

slide5

Current MSPP Targets

35’ Sailboat with & without Radar Reflector

PIW with & without Lifejacket

24’ Speedboat with & without Wake

6-Person Raft with & without Radar Reflector and with & without 2 People

71’ and 90’ Steel Hull Fishing Vessels

Naval Gunboat

63’ Wood Hull Fishing Vessel

mspp targets in development
MSPP Targets in Development

31’ Cabin Cruiser

22’ Day Sailer

Improved PIW with flotation device

latest mspp version 3
Latest MSPP Version (3)
  • Analyst Plus (A+) Tool Set Features:
    • Editable Environments
    • Expanded CG Sensor Library
    • Expanded Target Set
    • New Classification and Evaluation Prediction Modes (in addition to Detection)
    • New Batch Processing Mode
    • Significantly Reduced Run Times
slide9

Platform: Air (altitude: 500ft)

Sensor: OldIR and NewIR

Target: 6-Person Raft with 2 People

Environment: Cape Cod August, 11pm local time

MSPP Sample Output

Radial Plots of Instantaneous Probability of Detection

These results indicate that in both NFOV and WFOV, OldIR provides moderately better detection results than NewIR.

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MSPP Sample Output

Platform: Air (altitude: 500ft)

Sensor: OldIR and NewIR

Target: 6-Person Raft with 2 People

Environment: Cape Cod August, 11pm local time

Azimuthal Plots of Instantaneous Probability of Detection (POD)

NewIR

OldIR

Wide FOV

Wide FOV

These azimuthal plots use color to POD at increasing ranges from the center where the sensor is positioned. As in the previous slide, these results indicate that in both NFOV and WFOV, OldIR provides moderately better detection results than NewIR.

100

50

Narrow FOV

Narrow FOV

0

POD Key

fy05 mspp tasks
FY05 MSPP Tasks
  • Modify MSPP for unrestricted operation
    • implement the same approach used by TAWS
  • Incorporate radar wind-dependent sea clutter model (AREPS)
  • Investigate requirements to

interface/integrate MSPP with

mapping software such as

ESRI’s Arc View

  • Add graphical output to batch mode (currently tabular)
mspp wish list
MSPP Wish List
  • Validation of method used to estimate minimum detectable temperature (MDT) data for IR predictions
  • Expansion of MSPP Prediction Capabilities
    • Addition of CCD TV model (planned FY06)
    • Visibility impact on IR/NVG predictions (planned FY06)
    • Account for target height in IR/NVG max range predictions
    • Modeling of retro reflective effects for NVG
    • Modeling of unaided visual detection
    • Effects of radar scan-to-scan integration
questions
Questions?

Kim Babcock

MSPP Project Manager

USCG R&D Center

(860) 441-2719

[email protected]

Gary Hover

Sensor Program Manager

USCG R&D Center

(860) 441-2818

[email protected]

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