Target selection using neural networks

Ozener M., Yardimci Y.

14th Conference on Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets, Florida, United States Of America, 2 - 04 April 2002, vol.4728, pp.36-47 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 4728
  • Doi Number: 10.1117/12.478537
  • City: Florida
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.36-47
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


Target selection is the task of assigning a value or priority to various targets in a scenario. This priority is usually determined by the threat the target poses on the defender in addition to its vulnerability to possible measures to be taken by the defender. In this study, we describe a target selection technique based on neural networks. The utility or value of each target is assumed to be an unknown function acting on certain features of the target such as size, intensity, speed and direction of movement. Neural networks used in the context of function estimation is a viable candidate for determining this unknown function for generating target priorities. Various. neural network configurations are examined and simulation results are presented.