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General-purpose performance evaluation tool for analysis and comparison of ATA algorithms
Author(s): Bradford D. Williams; Donald R. Hulsey; Sengvieng A. Amphay; Stacey Stansbery; J. Loris Robinett
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Paper Abstract

To support Autonomous Target Acquisition (ATA) evaluation and trades analysis, the Air Force Research Laboratory, Advanced Guidance Division (AFRL/MNG) located at Eglin AFB has incorporated a general-purpose performance evaluation system into its Modular Algorithm Concept Evaluation Tool (MACET). The MACET performance evaluation system may be used for active, passive, or multi-sensor ATA analysis. It consists of two main elements: a relational, multi-user database engine and a database client application, the Performance Evaluation Tool (PET). The database engine serves a set of databases that are used to capture, catalog, and archive test results for various algorithms under varying condition and environments. The MACET PET client application is a data mining tool for exploring the ATA test results in the databases, computing standard ATA detection and classification performance metrics (e.g., detection probability, detection reliability, false alarm rate, probability of correct classification, confusion matrices) on user defined subsets of data, calculating test case parameter statistics, and generating performance comparison plots.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 August 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4050, Automatic Target Recognition X, (17 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395572
Show Author Affiliations
Bradford D. Williams, Nichols Research Corp. (United States)
Donald R. Hulsey, Nichols Research Corp. (United States)
Sengvieng A. Amphay, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Stacey Stansbery, Nichols Research Corp. (United States)
J. Loris Robinett, Nichols Research Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4050:
Automatic Target Recognition X
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Editor(s)

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