Automatic Target Recognition

The existing automatic target recognition (ATR) systems require retraining whenever the operational environment changes or new classes of targets needs to be added. Such offline retraining usually causes operational downtime. Sponsored by US Navy, UC has developed an Incremental Knowledge Assimilation System (IKAS) as a novel ATR software tool kit for detecting and classifying underwater mines from sonar images of the sea floor. Capitalizing on its unique capability to adapt to varying operational environments, IKAS has the following benefits:

  • Eliminates operational downtime while training
  • Improves efficiency and effectiveness of the mine hunting operational process
  • Minimizes human intervention and associated cost while maintaining an equal or improved recognition performance