Accession Number : AD0278566

Title :   RECOGNITION, IDENTIFICATION AND DATA PROCESSING

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : ANDERSON,M.J.

Report Date : MAR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Problems associated with the application of new sensor and data processing techniques applicable to the recognition of non-cooperative aerospace vehicles are investigated. An aerospace vehicle recognition system concept is formulated. An evaluation methodology applicable to target recognition systems is developed. The methodology takes into account the principal functions performed by recog ition systems, the quality of performance, the time required to perform the functions nd the cost of the system. The methodology is applicable to evaluating or optimizing different system configurations and operational procedures. A decision procedure and the appropriate data processor applicable to aerospace vehicle recognition is discussed. Methods for extracting appropriate information from the outputs of representative sensors applicable to aerospace target recognition are investigat d. Th representative sensors chosen are the ground based R-F signal interceptor and the IR-visual appearance-behavior sensor. (Author)

Descriptors :   AERIAL TARGETS, DETECTORS, IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS, INFRARED RADIATION, MEASUREMENT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE