Automatic Target Recognizers (ATRs) are required to improve the performance of future missile systems to enhance performance against evolving threats and to increase cost effectiveness of future "smart/brilliant" missiles, aircraft and submunitions. This paper will address the present status of ATRs and indicate areas which require new techniques to improve system performance.
Walter H. Delashmit,
"Present Status and Future Needs for Automatic Target Recognizers", Proc. SPIE 1075, Digital Image Processing Applications, (5 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952665; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.952665