Threat Evaluation In Air Defense Systems Using Analytic Network Process
One of the most crucial steps of air defense domain is evaluation of targets. The function of the threat evaluation (TE) component is to compare the threats of known target candidates (tracks) in order to determine which targets shall be engaged first. In this study, our objective is to apply the Saaty’s well-known multi criteria decision making method, Analytic Network Process (ANP) to Threat Evaluation process and comment on the results. In order to do that, a scenario is created with a number of aircrafts approaching to a defended asset from different directions. Some of them are ignored regarding their intent while others are evaluated and assigned with a target value. By that, obtained values can be used in sequencing or prioritizing the targets in a war environment.