Target Recognition in Airborne Early Warning Systems

Target Recognition in Airborne Early Warning Systems

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This chapter provides a discussion of the fundamentals of target recognition technology and concepts. Emphasis is placed on recognition techniques as applied to radar signatures, for the AEW systems radar will in general provide the most reliable, long-range, all-weather, all-scenario data upon which to base the recognition process.

Chapter Contents:

  • 12.1 Introduction
  • 12.1.1 Discrimination
  • 12.1.2 Classification
  • 12.1.3 Identification
  • 12.2 RF Observables
  • 12.2.1 The Doppler Domain
  • 12.2.2 The Range Resolution Domain
  • 12.2.3 The Radar Image Domain
  • 12.2.4 The Polarization Domain
  • 12.3 Parameter Utilization
  • 12.4 Recognition System Development and Implementation
  • 12.5 Fusion for Recognition
  • 12.5.1 The Levels of Fusion
  • 12.5.2 Types of Fusion
  • 12.5.3 Sensor Attributes

Inspec keywords: radar target recognition; airborne radar; alarm systems

Other keywords: AEW systems; airborne early warning systems; target recognition technology; recognition process; radar signatures; weather conditions

Subjects: Radar equipment, systems and applications

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