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Naval aviation engineer developing artificial intelligence system for radar data

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:
The artificial intelligence system for radar is an outgrowth of Ph.D. research into pulsars and mysterious cosmic signals called fast radio bursts conducted by the Atlantic Test Range's (ATR) electrical engineer Stephen Itschner.
“I’m hoping it will help us automate a process that’s now very time consuming because we have to do it all by hand,” says Itschner, who works with ATR’s Advanced Dynamic Aircraft Measurement System (ADAMS) group.
If successful, Itschner’s system will be integrated into ADAMS, which provides radar cross-section data from aircraft during flight tests. Radar signals bouncing back from an aircraft can be contaminated with external Radio Frequency Interference or RFI, he says.