On the Minimization of Identification Residues.
ROYAL RADAR ESTABLISHMENT MALVERN (ENGLAND)
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A military identification system may be required to identify unknowns that are in fact friends, enemies, or neutrals. The analysis and design of such systems is simplified by considering separately the manner in which each type of unknown is to be identified. The unknowns that remain unknown after attempts to identify them have been made are called the identification residue. It is shown that precise definitions of the basic parts of an identification system will enable a computer to determine the relative effectiveness of different methods of identifying unknowns in various situations. In general, the identification method that produces the minimum identification residue without violating prescribed rules provides the best identification system. The manner in which identification residues can be minimized is illustrated by some arbitrarily-selected numerical examples. Author
- Military Intelligence