18 August 1995 Enhanced range profiles for small system-based ATR
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Abstract
Small radar detection and tracking systems--in particular, radar guided missile systems--are of great utility because of their all-weather performance and their long range capabilities. A major drawback with these systems results from the relatively simple data that they collect and the difficulty in using these data for target classification and identification purposes. We are investigating a technique which employs the statistics of the tracking data used by many missile seekers and which creates a cross-range target structure map that can be expressed as a function of the target's down-range extent. These data consist of ordinary angle-of-arrival measurements collected from a small burden and may hold the potential to be used for automatic (machine-based) target classification in realistic (time and data limited) environments.
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Brett H. Borden, "Enhanced range profiles for small system-based ATR", Proc. SPIE 2562, Radar/Ladar Processing and Applications, (18 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.216947; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.216947
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Radar

Automatic target recognition

Scattering

Detection and tracking algorithms

Missiles

Target recognition

Statistical analysis

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