Multiple-Criteria Operational Reliability Performance Metric of a Metacognitive Tracking Radar

Tyler D. Ridder, Anthony F. Martone, Benjamin H. Kirk, Ram M. Narayanan

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The concept of metacognition has been proposed and applied to radar system analysis to enhance the classical cognitive radar paradigm. Metacognition allows a cognitive radar to have self-awareness about its cognitive processes. To accurately compare various cognitive processes and select the best under the operational scenario, a performability metric capable of comparing system performance over various scales and units is proposed and analyzed. This correspondence expands previous work on radar operational reliability to provide a metareliability metric for a metacognitive tracking radar. The approach is tested and validated on a radar that tracks a target performing a composite maneuver involving constant velocity, constant turn, and constant acceleration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4689-4699
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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