Accession Number:

ADA633787

Title:

Automatic Target Recognition, Executive Summary and Annotated Brief (PR)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan 2004-1 Jul 2005

Corporate Author:

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD (AIR FORCE) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

The complexity of warfare and the requirement to shorten the kill chain against difficult targets has increased the need for Automatic Target Recognition ATR. No single sensor currently provides a robust enough capability of detecting all classes of targets through the camouflage and deceptive elements of natural andor man-made clutter. ATR is a sub-element of a larger class of problems known collectively as Target Identification. This study concentrated on image-based techniques as an ATR subdiscipline of target ID. The study panel concluded that no silver bullet exists that will dramatically improve ATR performance in the near term. However, more work and understanding in very specific areas could improve the way the Air Force uses ATR today. For example, CONOPS and technology can work synergistically e.g. change detection to improve mission capabilities ATR can be an aid to, but not a substitute for, human judgment by both pilots and image analysts and ATR is essential to better match image exploitation capabilities with collection capacity.

Subject Categories:

  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE