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Target Classification, Discrimination, and Identification

Target Classification, Discrimination, and Identification

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This chapter covers the concepts of target classification, discrimination, and identification. The topics covered in this chapter include: Introduction to the target classification problem; radar-measured target features; waveforms and signal processing; feature extraction; Bayes classifiers; Dempster-Shafer classifiers; decision trees; classification of air targets; noncooperative target recognition; target identification (ID); classification of ballistic missile targets; discrimination; and hit or kill assessment.

Chapter Contents:

  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 The Target Classification Problem
  • 6.3 Radar-Measured Target Features
  • 6.4 Waveforms and Signal Processing
  • 6.4.1 Classification, Discrimination, and Identification Waveforms
  • 6.4.2 Signal Processing
  • 6.5 Feature Extraction
  • 6.6 Classifiers
  • 6.6.1 Bayes Classifier
  • 6.6.2 Dempster-Shafer Classifier
  • 6.6.3 Decision Tree Classifiers
  • 6.6.4 Rule-Based Classifiers
  • 6.6.5 Compound Classifiers
  • 6.7 Classification of Air Targets
  • 6.8 Classification of Ballistic Missile Targets
  • 6.9 Hit or Kill Assessment
  • 6.10 Performance Prediction
  • 6.11 References

Inspec keywords: radar tracking; target tracking; radar signal processing; object detection; feature extraction; missiles; military radar; waveform analysis; decision trees; ballistics; signal classification; Bayes methods

Other keywords: signal processing; air target classification; feature extraction; Bayes classifier; radar-measured target feature; ID; ballistic missile target classification; noncooperative target recognition; decision trees; target discrimination; Dempster-Shafer classifier; waveform; target identification

Subjects: Radar equipment, systems and applications; Signal processing and detection; Combinatorial mathematics; Other topics in statistics; Mathematical analysis

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