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Activity title

Sensitivity of EO TDAs to Environmental Factors

Activity Reference

SET-291

Panel

Sensors & Electronics Technology

Security Classification

Other

Status

Proposed

Activity type

RTG

Start date

2020

End date

2023

Keywords

sensitivity, TDA, uncertainties

Background

This RTG extends the efforts of SET-174, which identified the core elements (commonalities) of electro-optical tactical decision aid (EO-TDAs), and SET-234, which studied environmental limitations of operational EO-TDAs. Presently, there is a need to assess the uncertainties in EO-TDA results.

Objectives

The interested Nations will study the sensitivity of EO-TDAs towards the input environmental data and establish the necessary and sufficient detail of aforementioned data to obtain operationally relevant output from the EO-TDAs. The final product consists of a Technical Report that summarizes the major results.

Topics

The interested Nations will discuss: - Availability and quality of environmental data (weather, aerosols, turbulence) - Foreground and background features in the scene (clutter, contrast, polarization) - Target task metrics and the decision process - The impact of incomplete or uncertain input data on the reliability of TDA predictions - A dedicated field trial to test the above concepts The Team aims to characterize the full observation chain that constitutes an EO-TDA, including the interrelation between various modules (topics). The major advance in S&T is expected here, rather than for individual topics. These are only detailed to the extent necessary for understanding the observation chain.

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