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The life and death of ATR/sensor fusion and the hope for resurrection
Author(s): Steven K. Rogers; Charles Sadowski; Kenneth W. Bauer; Mark E. Oxley; Matthew Kabrisky; Adam Rogers; Stephen D. Mott
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Paper Abstract

For over half a century, scientists and engineers have worked diligently to advance computational intelligence. One application of interest is how computational intelligence can bring value to our war fighters. Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) and sensor fusion efforts have fallen far short of the desired capabilities. In this article we review the capabilities requested by war fighters. When compared to our current capabilities, it is easy to conclude current Combat Identification (CID) as a Family of Systems (FoS) does a lousy job. The war fighter needed capable, operationalized ATR and sensor fusion systems ten years ago but it did not happen. The article reviews the war fighter needs and the current state of the art. The article then concludes by looking forward to where we are headed to provide the capabilities required.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2008
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 6967, Automatic Target Recognition XVIII, 696702 (2 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.783012
Show Author Affiliations
Steven K. Rogers, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Qualia, LLC (United States)
Charles Sadowski, ACC/A8SI (United States)
Kenneth W. Bauer, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)
Mark E. Oxley, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)
Matthew Kabrisky, Qualia, LLC (United States)
Adam Rogers, Qualia, LLC (United States)
Stephen D. Mott, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6967:
Automatic Target Recognition XVIII
Firooz A. Sadjadi; Abhijit Mahalanobis, Editor(s)

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