Machine Interpretation of Radar Displays
The development of radar systems is being hampered by a continually increasing conflict between complexity, reliability, size, and cost on one hand, and more sophisticated performance requirements on the other hand. Yet many of the data-processing operations which must be carried out by these man-made systems are also carried out by the living biological systems found throughout the natural world. These living systems operate reliably with unreliable components; they are self-adjusting; and they are capable of altering their operation to cope with unforeseen conditions. Thus, it is not surprising that man is beginning to look more closely at nature for possible solutions to his data-processing problems. A portion of the initial activity in this effort is reported in this volume and in previous publications (Yovitts and Cameron, 1960; Bionics Symposium, 1960), and this paper discuss some aspects of an attempt to apply such a design philosophy to the development of a specific radar subsystem.
KeywordsFalse Alarm Unit Output Circular Array Unreliable Component Radar Observer
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