Accession Number : ADA311532

Title :   Evaluation of Cyclops Automatic Target Detection and Comparison with Human Capabilities.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Holen, Warwick ; Payne, Timothy

PDF Url : ADA311532

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : An evaluation is presented on the performance of the detection and tracking algorithms used in a DSTO developed experimental air to air threat warner (Cyclops). The simulations of Cyclops routines were performed using the Generic Track Processor software. It was found that human observers with limited training, who were aware of the approximate target location, reliability detected the target at ranges significantly greater than the automatic target acquisition system. The limitation of the data set and implications of the results are discussed.

Descriptors :   *ALGORITHMS, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *COMPARISON, *AIRCRAFT DETECTION, *IMAGES, *TARGET DETECTION, *WARNING SYSTEMS, *AUTOMATIC TRACKING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA BASES, OBSERVERS, POSITION(LOCATION), TRAINING, THREATS, HUMANS, AIRBORNE, ARRAYS, RELIABILITY, AERIAL TARGETS, AIR TO AIR MISSILES, FOCAL PLANES, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), AUSTRALIA, MERCURY CADMIUM TELLURIDES, GUIDED MISSILE DETECTION.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Antiaircraft Defense Systems
      Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE