Annex E. International Armaments Strategy
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)

6. Target Characterization (Israel)

Description: Target characterization generically encompasses signature measurements in radar/MMW, signature rendering in the visual and infrared, and target acquisition modeling enhancements for imaging infrared sensors.

Justification: Sensor technology milestones in the ASTMP include generation of databases of low contrast targets and enhancement to the night vision target acquisition model. This effort may also provide a vehicle for developing other cooperative efforts in data fusion and sensor/signal processing for improved conventional weapons.

Implementation: A cooperative Signature Work Shop was held in the Fall of 1994 with Israel under an existing DEA. This Work Shop covered a number of areas associated with the ASTMP milestones, including characterization of target/clutter; synthetic scene generation model (CREATION Model); quantification of clutter in the IR and the mathematical relationship to the Johnson Criteria for target acquisition modeling enhancement; dynamic measurements using super high resolution MMW; and model validation.


Dr. Rodney Smith
Army Materiel Command
5001 Eisenhower Blvd
Alexandria, VA 22333-0001
e-mail: [email protected]


Mr. Stephen Cohn
Army Research Laboratory
2800 Powder Mill Road
Adelphi, MD 20783-1197
e-mail: [email protected]