Accession Number:

ADA051415

Title:

Interpretation versus Decision or The True Function of the Signal Processor Delineated,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TRACOR INC AUSTIN TEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-06-15

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

The procedure usually called signal processing may be factored into two parts a data interpretation and b decision making. It is the contention and thesis of this paper that only the former is the proper realm of the signal processor that decision making is a line or command function while signal processing is an interpretive or staff function and that confusion, misunderstanding, and inefficient system design result when these two separable notions are mingled and confounded. It is not my position that signal processors should never make decisions, nor do I claim that tactical or line commanders should not engage in signal interpretation. However, I do insist that these functions being separate those who engage in both should know at each moment which role they then are playing. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE