A style of targeting that averages the data from a few recent scans to use as input to its prediction algorithm.
Given the enemy's current position and their position
t ticks in the past, assume the enemy will continue to move with the same direction and average speed deduced from these scans. The pseudocode would look like this:
- Take a present scan position and an older scan position,
tticks in the past. Ignore actual heading and velocity.
- Find the angle from from the old scan to the new one. This is the mean heading.
- Find the distance between the two points and divide by
t. This is the mean velocity.
- Use these values as input to a linear targeting algorithm.
Given a collection of
x recent scans of the enemy, calculate his average velocity and turn rate and assume that he will continue to move with those values. The pseudocode would look like this:
- Iterate over the group of scans, summing the
x - 1heading changes and
- Divide the sum of heading changes by
x - 1to find the mean heading change.
- Divide the sum of velocities by
xto find the mean velocity.
- Use these values as input to a circular targeting algorithm.