Report & Analysis

Automated Target Tracking

Closing the Gap Between the Predictable and the Unpredictable GE-Intelligent Platforms

Date: Issue 41 - March 2013

Automated Target Tracking

In the world of autonomous control of a UAV, there are many things that can be predicted and accounted for. The path that a vehicle will travel can be mapped from known navigable routes. Static objects that box that path can be identified and avoided using long-range imaging, plus non-real-time processing and adaptive path planning, which can be a combination of onboard and remote monitoring assets. Other moving vehicles can be made cooperative in their operation via rules of operation and telemetry transmitting devices. All of these things create an environment whereby location technology and rules execution can enable successful autonomous vehicle operation.