Radar Target Recognition and Deception
Thursday, March 21, 2019 14:00 -15:00 EDT
In many scenarios radar operators require the ability to not only detect and track, but also classify targets. This webinar will discuss a variety of techniques for using high resolution measurements in range, Doppler, cross-range, and polarization to characterize and classify a radar target. Target recognition will be explored in a variety of contexts for naval, air, and land-based applications.
Once the tools for characterizing a radar target are understood, the recognition process will be explored using traditional databases and methodologies. Fortunately, new techniques exist using machine learning that can drastically simplify the classification process, while increasing its accuracy.
The logical problem for the Electronic Warfare (EW) community interested in radar target recognition is attempting to deceive these radars. This will require more complex jammer architectures, along with tools to estimate such effects as jet engine modulation on waveforms for use in Digital Radio Frequency Memory (DRFM) jammers.
Kyle Davidson is a former signals officer, having served for 15 years in the Canadian Army. During this time, he held a variety of positions in the field force, on operations in Afghanistan, and as an educator. For the last five years in the Army he served at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) as an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, from which he holds a B.Eng. and M.A.Sc. He continues to serve as an adjunct professor at RMC and is scheduled to defend his Ph.D. in EW systems engineering in the spring of 2019.
Since leaving the Canadian Armed Forces he has worked as a Radar and Electronic Warfare Scientist and later Head of Capability at Tactical Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Leonardo MW, on a variety of projects, often related to the Eurofighter Typhoon's defensive aid suite. He is currently the Chief Engineer for Electronic Warfare Systems at MDA where he focusses on developing EW technologies and teams to support a variety of projects in the land, air, sea, and space domains.
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