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Document Title : Application of Pattern Recognition Techniques for Early Warning Radar (EWR) Discrimination.

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AD Number: ADA298895
Subject Categories: ACTIVE & PASSIVE RADAR DETECTION & EQUIPMENT
Corporate Author: SENCOM CORP BEDFORD MA
Title: Application of Pattern Recognition Techniques for Early Warning Radar (EWR) Discrimination.
Descriptive Note: Progress rept. no. 2,
Personal Authors: Foster, Thomas
Report Date: 27 JAN 95
Pages: 42 PAGES
Contract Number: N00014-94-C-0240
Monitor Acronym: XB
Monitor Series: ONR
Descriptors: *PATTERN RECOGNITION, *SEARCH RADAR, *PHASED ARRAYS, *EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS, GUIDED MISSILES, REQUIREMENTS, ORGANIZATIONS, ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, ATTACK, TRACKING, RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, ULTRAHIGH FREQUENCY, LIMITED WARFARE.
Identifiers: EWR(EARLY WARNING RADAR), BMEWS(BALLISTIC MISSILE EARLY WARNING SYSTEM), EWS(EARLY WARNING SYSTEM)
Abstract: The PAVE PAWS and the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS) radars are phased array radars which support the Early Warning System (EWS). These radars operate at UHF and were designed to detect and track large numbers of objects, as part of the then perceived threat, i.e., a massive ballistic missile attack of hundreds of ICBMs/SLBMs. Discrimination and tracking of individual objects were not optimized in their design. In our recent work over the past two years in support of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO), we have noted that the radar cross section (RCS) data generated by a PAVE PAWS radar appears to contain information that might be exploited by using pattern recognition techniques. It is our purpose to study and present techniques by which this information can be extracted and exploited against today's perceived threat, which is a limited ballistic missile attack, during which the discrimination and tracking of individual objects becomes a prime requirement. (KAR) p. 4
Limitation Code: APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Source Code: 429883