The Use of Knowledge Based Systems Techniques in ESM (Electronic Support Measures) Processing
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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The Electronic Support Measures ESM System attempts to detect, analyse and classify sources of radio and radar emissions in the environment. The ESM system provides valuable emitter classification information to the host platforms Command and Control System or associated Electronic Countermeasures ECM equipment. However, the current generation of Automatic ESM systems often produce ambiguous or incorrect emitter classifications in the adverse conditions of actual conflict. This paper describes the application of Knowledge Based Systems techniques to ESM processing and outlines the development and evaluation of a Knowledge Based ESM system model aimed specifically at improving the emitter classification capability of automatic ESM.
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment