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20 September 1987 Automatic Target Recognizer Performance Evaluation
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Proceedings Volume 0750, Infrared Systems and Components; (1987)
Event: OE LASE'87 and EO Imaging Symposium, 1987, Los Angeles, CA, United States
The evolution of automatic target recognizers (ATRs) and their application to military problems has necessitated the development of new techniques for the evaluation of these devices. The evaluation of today's ATR must provide some measure of the expected perfor-mance in a real scenario. It is essential that the evaluation techniques evolve at the same rate as the ATR technology and possess the same relative maturity. The Automatic Target Recognizer Working Group (ATRWG) Evaluation Committee was formed as a forum for the exchange of ideas and to lead in the development of ATR performance measures. This paper presents the standards and procedures developed by the DOD and accepted by ATRWG's Evaluation Committee. Also included is a brief history of the evaluation of modern ATRs. Definitions of performance as well as testing procedures are outlined that are uniform, accurate, extendable, and usable for evaluation of ATRs. A scientific methodology is being developed for evaluating improvements in targeting effectiveness for various DOD missions and scenarios.
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Lloyd G. Clark, James C. Rachal, and Vincent J. Velten "Automatic Target Recognizer Performance Evaluation", Proc. SPIE 0750, Infrared Systems and Components, (20 September 1987);


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