Advancing the state-of-the-art in this technical area so that ATRs may be applied to solve DoD problems.

What is ATRWG?

The Automatic Target Recognition Working Group (ATRWG) is a consortium of government and industry dedicated to the advancement of ATR tools, technologies, methodologies and their operational usage as well as continuing collaborative partnerships.

The ATRWG charter established two primary goals for the organization:

  1. To standardize imagery data formats
  2. To establish uniform criteria for the evaluation of ATR performance.

Additionally, ATRWG has provided a forum for technical interaction between researchers, developers, integrators, and testers and they also provide the Department of Defense information on ATRWG activities.

What are the requirements to register for ATRWG?

The requirements to be involved with ATRWG are the following:

  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • Must be working on a government contract
  • Must have a valid security clearance

How do I register for ATRWG?

To be placed on the mailing list to receive information on upcoming ATRWG meetings, please fill in the following information:

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How do I un-register for ATRWG?

To be removed from the mailing list, send a blank email to:

with UN-REGISTER FOR ATRWG in the Subject line.

Request Restricted Access:

Access to the ATRWG restricted site requires a Virtual Distributed Library (VDL) account. If you would like to request access, please go to the following link and click Request Access.


The ATRWG administrators can be reached by email at:

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