Accession Number : ADA289874

Title :   Research Support for the Depth and Simultaneous Attack Battle Lab.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Dec 94,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s) : Kovel, Steven ; Brand, John

PDF Url : ADA289874

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : We performed an assessment of the 6.1/6.2 sensor technology programs that support four of the operational capability requirements (OCRs) related to real-time targeting, formulated by the Depth and Simultaneous Attack Battle Lab. The assessment focused on (1) how the research programs support the OCRs and (2) which research programs are required to support each OCR. Four programs were found to have the greatest potential for supporting the OCRs: Automatic Target Detection-Recognition-Identification, Radar Sensor and Signature Research, Smart Mines Sensor System, and Ultra-Wideband Foliage-Penetrating Synthetic Aperture Radar. These programs were selected based on the information generated by these sensor technologies. In addition, we identified the need for realistic war game simulations that incorporate these sensor program concepts, in order to quantitatively evaluate the concepts. In assessing the support required by the OCRs, we found that automatic target recognition was least mature link, and we recommend that the greatest effort be in developing this technology. Finally, we found that the battlefield damage assessment OCR requires a clearer definition before a technology assessment can be performed.

Descriptors :   *TARGET RECOGNITION, *TARGETING, *RADAR SIGNATURES, SIMULATION, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, REAL TIME, BATTLEFIELDS, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, ATTACK, MINE DETECTION, SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR, PENETRATION, RADAR RECEIVERS, WAR GAMES, SYNCHRONISM, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, BATTLES, LAND MINES, FOLIAGE.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE