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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Lin, et al., Radar Target Signature, Astronautics Publishing House, Beijing, China, 1993.
* Finally, the weight vector is used by optimum matched filtering given by (7), in order to get pure target signature as shown in Fig.
Examination of the linear phase term w.r.t u in (8) reveals the velocity in the range direction corresponds to a displacement of the target signature in the cross-range direction of the SAR image.
Passive decoys can be countered through the use of target signature analysis, exploiting as discriminants any available differences between the desired targets and the decoys (such as length, dynamic motion and polarization characteristics).
Our assignment is to provide the most accurate IR target signature data possible to our "clients," which include other Air Force groups, other military branches and contractors actively involved on a weapons or countermeasure development project initiated by one of the services.
The target signature array includes embedded Ml system program managers or networked training capabilities to simulate unique MI system software for payload or sensor-specific training.
As discussed in [4, 21] and elsewhere, target signature in such cases is hidden in a strong clutter signal, thus poses an important challenge.
The degree of intrinsic variability of the target signatures plays an indirect role in forming the differences in the individual rates.
Common module systems, EOMUX systems, EMUX systems, two-dimensional MTF, resolution, image quality, sampled-data systems, atmospheric transmittance, atmospheric MTF, target signatures, sensitivity and noise, system performance models, target discrimination and range predictions.