Evidence-Theoretic Reentry Target Classification Using Radar: A Fuzzy Logic Approach

Kwangyong Jung, Sawon Min, Jeongwoo Kim, Nammoon Kim, Euntai Kim

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This study focuses on the reentry target classification and fuses target features based on the generalized evidence theory. The features are extensively investigated, and the ballistic factor and length of the high-resolution range profile are selected. The evidence theory is advantageous for solving feature fusion, representing uncertainty, and is widely used in defense applications. However, determining the generalized basic probability assignment (GBPA) and dealing with uncertainty is a matter that requires further improvement. In this paper, we propose a new method to determine GBPA using uncertainty with time-series radar data. First, the samples of each known class are encoded as a generalized fuzzy number (GFN), and the power set comprising the frame of discernment (FOD) is calculated from the GFN and each intersection area. Subsequently, the test samples with uncertainty are encoded as triangular fuzzy numbers, reflecting the mean and standard deviation of a Kalman filter. Finally, the firing strength between the model and the input is calculated as the degree of support for the class hypothesis, which is used to determine the GBPA. The proposed algorithm is compared with the existing methods and exhibits high classification accuracy and a short classification time without leakage. In experiments with various input uncertainties, the results demonstrate that our method can effectively reflect the input uncertainty and determine the GBPA.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9398681
Pages (from-to)55567-55580
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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  • Materials Science(all)
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