Cognitive systems in electronic warfare

Krzysztof Kulpa , Michał Szczepankiewicz , Marcin Żywek , Mateusz Piotr Malanowski , Jacek Misiurewicz , Piotr Jerzy Samczyński

Abstract

Electronic warfare (EW) techniques were invented 70 years ago and are still being developed, all the time with a key role played by their operators. However, a human operator responds far too slowly for the on-going needs since to be adequate to current threats the EW system reaction should be within 1 ms or less. Too slow reaction defers an achievement of the objectives, and generally may lead to disclosure of the applied strategy and to waste of resources. Developing the adequate response to the threat is a multifaceted matter that requires considerable experience and knowledge on the one hand, and thorough observation of outcomes of the applied strategy on the other hand. Such action requires the use of not only intelligence but also more complex algorithms for automatic control than the classical ones, and it heavily builds on the experience. It is therefore a cognitive task in its nature, and a human operator acts naturally this way. Consequently, a proper training and experience gained are what really matters. As a result of tests and actions in EW the operator builds his own knowledge base, thus, gains a capability of responding to the known threats in a balanced way. New threats, however, are much more challenging since they should be handled as fast as possible but in a fresh and creative manner. To this end, adapting the algorithms of radar jamming protection for the new conditions of the battlefield is an example of such challenging tasks. At present, such adjustments are done in a long feedback loop when the operator, after recognizing the problem, notifies the equipment manufacturers, and then, their engineers work on required solutions accordingly. Thus, the reaction time is counted in years, not a single milliseconds or seconds. Speeding up the response time is therefore the key issue, and a solution to it would be feasible only when cognitive systems were used. A concept of such cognitive system is presented in this paper.
Author Krzysztof Kulpa (FEIT / PE)
Krzysztof Kulpa,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Michał Szczepankiewicz (FEIT / PE)
Michał Szczepankiewicz,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Marcin Żywek (FEIT / PE)
Marcin Żywek,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Mateusz Piotr Malanowski (FEIT / PE)
Mateusz Piotr Malanowski,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Jacek Misiurewicz (FEIT / PE)
Jacek Misiurewicz,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Piotr Jerzy Samczyński (FEIT / PE)
Piotr Jerzy Samczyński,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
Pages1-2
Publication size in sheets0.3
Book Lopatka Jerzy (eds.): Proceedings of SPIE XI Conference on Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare Systems, SPIE 10418, 2017, SPIE, P.O. Box 10, Bellingham, Washington 98227-0010 USA, ISBN 9781510612945, [9781510612952 (electronic)], DOI:10.1117/12.2280221
Keywords in EnglishAutomatic control, Cognition, Databases, Defense and security, Machine learning, Neural networks, Radar, Reconnaissance, Signal detection, Warfare
DOIDOI:10.1117/12.2270161
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2270161
projectResearch on measurement, circuit and signal theory and electronic circuits and systems. Project leader: Starecki Tomasz, , Phone: +48 22 234 7744; +48 22 234 3657, start date 12-05-2016, end date 31-12-2017, ISE/2016/DS, Completed
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