Practical Aspects of Cognitive Radar

Anthony F. Martone, Kelly D. Sherbondy, Jacob A. Kovarskiy, Benjamin H. Kirk, Jonathan W. Owen, Brandon Ravenscroft, Austin Egbert, Adam Goad, Angelique Dockendorf, Charles E. Thornton, R. Michael Buehrer, Ram M. Narayanan, Shannon Blunt, Charles Baylis

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In this paper we examine some of the practical aspects of implementing cognitive radar (CR) techniques onto software defined radar (SDRadar) platforms. These aspects include: 1) the response time (RT) of algorithms and components to determine latency bottlenecks, 2) autonomous regulation of the perception-action cycle (PAC) to determine 'how fast the CR can interact with the environment' as well as 'how fast the CR should interact with the environment,' and 3) regulation of the cognition level to understand how to select a particular CR technique appropriately for a given dynamically-changing environment. To provide concrete examples of these three implementation aspects for CR, we will focus on the specific application of target tracking in a congested spectral environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728189420
StatePublished - Sep 21 2020
Event2020 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2020 - Florence, Italy
Duration: Sep 21 2020Sep 25 2020

Publication series

NameIEEE National Radar Conference - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1097-5659


Conference2020 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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