target signature


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target signature

1. The characteristic pattern of a target displayed by detection and identification equipment.
2. In naval mine warfare, the variation in the influence field produced by the passage of a ship or sweep.
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The target signature can be captured from a digital pad, PDA, tablet PCs or a scanned paper document.
Additional accomplishments include his management of several space-based experiments to develop target signature and background databases for the BMD system.
Additionally, Italian industry will be tasked to modify, assemble, integrate, and test prototype AARGM common control sections, and perform synthetic target signature studies and analysis.