The objective of the ATRWG Applications committee is to bridge the gap between users and developers of ATR technology. This is being done by developing ATR specifications for relevant DoD missions. This paper will describe the work being done by the Applications committee. Specifically, this paper will contain a description of a generic ATR specification format, a brief discussion of strawman specifications for diverse mission areas and a bogus example of a specific mission area. These draft strawman specifications will be presented to DoD user commands and project managers offices to assure that the ATR developer has formulated ATR performance objectives and requirements that are realistic in light of today's technology and are properly addressing user needs.
Lynda Ledford Graceffo,
"Automatic Target Recognizer (ATR) System Applications", Proc. SPIE 0750, Infrared Systems and Components, (20 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.939876; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.939876