Accession Number : AD0773834

Title :   Designing Algorithms for Exoatmospheric Discrimination.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s) : Burdick,Bernard J. ; Carayannopoulos,George L. ; Schoendorf,William H. ; Therrien,Charles W.

Report Date : 16 JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : MOSPHERIC Discrimination.Technical note,Burdick,Bernard J. ;Carayannopoulos,George L. ;Schoendorf,William H. ;Therrien,Charles W. ;TN-1974-4F19628-73-C-0002ESDTR-74-12*Guided missiles, *Radar tracking, *Discriminate analysis, *Antimissile defense systems, Radar decoys, Decision theory, Sampling, Heuristic methodsFeature extractionThe application of the concepts of feature extraction and statistical decision theory to exoatmospheric discrimination is described in the report with the emphasis on the philosophy of the design procedure rather than on specific techniques. The derivation of the discriminants and the decision rule for distinguishing between the radar or optical signatures of reentry vehicles and decoys is described along with procedures for evaluating the performance of the resultant discrimination algorithms. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILES, *RADAR TRACKING, *DISCRIMINATE ANALYSIS, *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, RADAR DECOYS, DECISION THEORY, SAMPLING, HEURISTIC METHODS

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE