Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-12-2022

Abstract

Researchers typically increase training data to improve neural net predictive capabilities, but this method is infeasible when data or compute resources are limited. This paper extends previous research that used long short-term memory–fully convolutional networks to identify aircraft engine types from publicly available automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) data. This research designs two experiments that vary the amount of training data samples and input features to determine the impact on the predictive power of the ADS-B classification model. The first experiment varies the number of training data observations from a limited feature set and results in 83.9% accuracy (within 10% of previous efforts with only 25% of the data). The findings show that feature selection and data quality lead to higher classification accuracy than data quantity. The second experiment accepted all ADS-B feature combinations and determined that airspeed, barometric pressure, and vertical speed had the most impact on aircraft engine type prediction.

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DOI

10.1007/s11227-022-04737-4

Source Publication

The Journal of Supercomputing [in-press article]

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