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ATFLIR is keeping point track even when masked


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Hi !

I was happy to discover that my FLIR was keeping point track of a moving vehicule even after being masked.

To be honest it's quite useful but a huge cheat I believe.

Is that supposed to be normal ?

Thx.

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When it became unmasked was it still on the target? And did the target's motion stay constant thorughout the time LOS was lost?

If it did, I wouldn't be surprised if something like ATFLIR is able to predict the path of whatever it was tracking based on last known parameters so it can resume tracking as soon as possible if it is masked or temporarily loses line of sight, kinda like the memory modes we see on many RADARs in DCS.

Bear in mind though that the above is purely speculative on my part.


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Yes, the ATFLIR should be able to predict the position of the target from the previous track if masked. I believe in DCS it is just tracking the target no matter what. But hey, if the target didn't change course or speed it's realistic.

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Hi 

this is correct, as long as the target does not deviate to much from its predicted track. 

If you have a track replay showing a short example I will be happy to check it.

 

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Well, that should be easy to test, just put a truck on a bendy road somewhere, track it, mask it as it nears a bend, and see if ATFLIR follows or goes straight. Guessing where a truck is going when cruising down a straight road isn't exactly hard, LITENING will indicate when it's doing so, but ATFLIR doesn't necessarily do that. I do know LITENING will lose track if the target isn't where it expects it to be after being masked.

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20 hours ago, Hulkbust44 said:

Yes, the ATFLIR should be able to predict the position of the target from the previous track if masked. I believe in DCS it is just tracking the target no matter what. But hey, if the target didn't change course or speed it's realistic.

Mobius708
 

That is nice.

Actually I think the couple of times I noticed that the vehicules were going pretty much straight, one was a vehicule in the open and the second was a helicopter.

Thank you all for your answers 🙂

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