COURSE # ROO-412
AUTOMATED TARGET RECOGNITION (ATR)
... a sound introduction to the field of ATR, the underlying technology, and mission applications...
Modern weapons and ISR systems increasingly demand rapid, high-confidence target detection and recognition. Advanced sensing modalities, platforms and developments in machine vision, robotics, medical imaging, etc., provide new opportunities.
This course provides an introduction to modern Automated Target Recognition (ATR), the underlying technology, concepts, issues and latest developments in support of DOD missions.
Applications and benefits:
You will benefit by enhancing your understanding of the:
- role of combat ID and ATR in Targeting, Tactical Mission Management and Intelligence
- process and methods for ATR Test and Evaluation and the importance of using the right performance metrics
- latest developments in automated and semi-automated methods for target recognition for Military, Intelligence and civilian applications
- principles and issues in human and machine vision, current challenges, and future prospects
- basic concepts, issues and potentials of the current tools and methods for Feature Extraction, Target Detection, Identification and Characterization
- opportunities and issues in various imaging modalities — E-O, IR, Multi- and Hyperspectral Imagery, Full-Motion Video, HRR, SAR, ISAR — as well as non-image data
- challenges and opportunities for improved Target Recognition, for Scene and Situation Understanding in Remote Sensing and Tactical Intelligence
- advanced methods in Multi-INT Fusion, Adaptive Collection and Exploitation
- development, use and evaluation of techniques and systems for Scene and Situation Understanding and for Detecting, Assessing, tracking and Prosecuting threat activity
- field experience and insights of peers and experts, their methods and systems for Detecting, Identifying and Characterizing targets.
Who should attend:
ATR methods have rapidly evolved over the past two decades to augment the capabilities of weapon systems across the services. The concepts, capabilities, opportunities and issues in modern ATR are the subject of this timely course which provides invaluable information for:
- Business Development, Program and Project Managers, Software and Systems Engineers concerned with integrating sensors into intelligence, robotics, diagnostic or weapon systems.
- Military users tasked with developing, using or evaluating systems for target recognition/combat ID.
- Military and Intelligence Imagery Analysts and Mission Managers concerned with detecting difficult targets and situations.
- ATR/Combat ID concepts and issues
- Target detection concepts and techniques
- Sensor and feature selection
- Target classification and recognition techniques
- User interface and aided target recognition (AiTR)
- Multi-Sensor ATR
- Target modeling
- Sensor modality-specific topics
- Specific ATR systems
- Test and Evaluation of ATR systems
- Case studies: Specific system problems and solutions
- Summary: Current state of the art, expectations for future capabilities
- Resources: Acronyms & abbreviations, texts, software, data sets, conferences
About the Instructor
Alan Steinberg is recognized internationally as one of the leading experts in information exploitation and sensor fusion, with over 35 years of experience as a designer, developer and operational user of major electronic combat and intelligence systems. An independent consultant, he was most recently Principal Research Scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. Previously he held senior engineering positions with Lockheed, Litton, TASC, USU/SDL, ERIM and CUBRC, with operational experience as an EW operator/analyst for US Army Security Agency in overseas deployment. He played a major role in the design and development of the family of radars for the Missile Defense Agency. As a member of the JDL Data Fusion Group, he revised the well-known JDL Data Fusion Model. He received the prestigious Mignona Award for outstanding achievement in data fusion. He has served on blue-ribbon panels for the US Government to evaluate and recommend technology developments and the restructuring of the Intelligence Enterprise. He teaches numerous short courses on EW, Radar Data Fusion and Target Recognition.
Course: ROO-412 Duration: 3 Days FEE: $1,499 CEUs: 2.16
Please direct any additional inquiries regarding our courses to Zygmond Turski, Program Director, by e-mail, FAX: (240) 371-4488 or TELEPHONE: (202) 241-6326.
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Last modified February 10, 2017.