Experts Weigh in on Cognitive Radar

Experts Weigh in on Cognitive Radar image
September 29, 2015 | Source: Rory Jackson, Defense iQ

A fully autonomous radar; one that learns from mission-to-mission, from year-to-year, from conflict-to-conflict. One that requires only the slightest changes in software and configuration to go from high-altitude maritime ISR to performing low altitude Electronic Counter-Countermeasures (ECCM).

This emerging technology was what Professor Clayton Stewart and Doctor Stephen Moore came to speak on at the Park Plaza Victoria hotel in August for Defence IQ?s Military Radar conference. This year it was the largest ever, with more than double the expected number of guests in attendance from the academia, industry, and government.

The day began with Professor Stewart's presentation on the advances and future applications of Cognitive Radar (CR), a subject he has long worked on with his colleagues at University College London, and one that he shares with Doctor Stephen Moore from the UK?s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) in Wiltshire.