The Impact of Cognition on Radar Technology

Cloth: 978 1 78561 580 1 / $160.00
Published: December 2017  

Publisher: SciTech Publishing
361 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/5"
Cognitive dynamic systems are inspired by the computational capability of the brain and the viewpoint that cognition is a supreme form of computation. The key idea behind this new paradigm is to mimic the human brain as well as that of other mammals with echolocation capabilities which continuously learn and react to stimulations according to four basic processes: perception-action cycle, memory, attention, and intelligence.

The Impact of Cognition on Radar Technology is an essential exploration of the application of cognitive concepts in the development of modern phased array radar systems for surveillance. It starts by asking whether our current radar systems already have cognitive capabilities and then discusses topics including: mimicking the visual brain; applications to CFAR detection and receiver adaptation; cognitive radar waveform design for spectral compatibility; cognitive optimization of the transmitter-receiver pair; theory and application of cognitive control; cognition in radar target tracking; anticipative target tracking; cognition in MIMO radar, electronic warfare, and synthetic aperture radar. The book concludes with a cross-disciplinary review of cognition studies with potential lessons for radar systems.

Table of Contents:
1: Introduction to Cognitive Radar with an Industrial Point of View- A. Farina
2: Cognitive Radar: Mimicking the Visual Brain- Simon Haykin, Yanbo Xue, Peyman Setoodeh
3: Cognitive Radar and its Application to CFAR Detection and Receiver Adaptation- A. De Maio, A. Farina, A. Aubry, V. Carotenuto, L. Pallotta
4: Cognitive Radar Waveform Design for Spectral Compatibility- A. De Maio, A. Farina, A. Aubry, V. Carotenuto, L. Pallottta
5: Cognitive Optimization of the Transmitter-Receiver Pair- A. De Maio, A. Farina, A. Aubry, V. Carotenuto, L. Pallotta
6: Cognitive Control: Theory and Application- Mehdi Fatemi, Simon Haykin
7: Cognition in Radar Target Tracking- A. De Maio, A. Farina, A. Aubry, V. Carotenuto, L. Pallotta
8: Anticipative Target Tracking with Related Study Cases- A. Farina
9: An Overview on the Exploitation of Cognition in MIMO Radar, Electronic Warfare, and Synthetic Aperture Radar- A. Aubry, V. Carotenuto, A. De Maio, A. Farina, G. Fornaro, L. Pallotta, A. Pauciullo
10: A Cross-Disciplinary Overview with Potential Application and Examples for Cognitive Radar- A. Farina