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TAFI/Kebab End of Project Report

Rintoul, Mark D.; Wisniewski, Kyra L.; Ward, Katrina J.; Khanna, Kanad K.

This report focuses on the two primary goals set forth in Sandia’s TAFI effort, referred to here under the name Kebab. The first goal is to overlay a trajectory onto a large database of historical trajectories, all with very different sampling rates than the original track. We demonstrate a fast method to accomplish this, even for databases that hold over a million tracks. The second goal is to then demonstrate that these matched historical trajectories can be used to make predictions about unknown qualities associated with the original trajectory. As part of this work, we also examine the problem of defining the qualities of a trajectory in a reproducible way.