Multi-Aspect Data Fusion Applied to Electromagnetic Target Classification using Enetic Algorithm

Sayan G.

in: Multisensor Fusion, Hyder A.K.,Shahbazian E.,Waltz E., Editor, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp.533-539, 2002

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
  • City: Dordrecht
  • Page Numbers: pp.533-539
  • Editors: Hyder A.K.,Shahbazian E.,Waltz E., Editor


Electromagnetic target detection and classification is an important problem relevant not only to military applications but also to civilian use. In the problem of a breast tumor detection and identification [1], for instance, the main concern is accuracy. In the case of the recognition of a military target such as an aircraft or a ship, on the other hand, speed of classification is as important as the accuracy of the decision as such a decision should be made within a fraction of a second. For the K-pulse target identification technique used in this research, the K-pulse design phase is rather complicated and time consuming but the interactive decision process, that is the only phase of identification to be completed in real-time, is very simple and fast.