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Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Micro-Doppler effect analysis and feature extraction in inverse synthetic aperture imaging LADAR imaging
Author(s): Jin He; Qun Zhang; Ying Luo; Xianjiao Liang; Xiaoyou Yang
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Paper Abstract

The micro-Doppler (m-D) effect describes the subtle micromotion features of a radar target and provides a new approach for feature extraction and auto radar target recognition. However, the microwave radar cannot provide enough resolution to detect the m-D effect of small targets and long distance targets. In order to obtain high range resolution for the extraction of subtle m-D signatures, inverse synthetic aperture imaging LADAR (ISAIL) is used here. Because the ISAIL uses a frequency modulation continuous wave signal, the m-D effect of ISAIL is different from the microwave radar. In this paper, the m-D effect of ISAIL is analyzed. The features of the m-D signatures in ISAIL are extracted by an improved Hough transform method associated with erosion and dilation operations in binary mathematical morphology. The simulations are given to validate the theoretical analyses and the proposed m-D extraction method. The experiment results show that the ISAIL can offer sufficient information of micromotions when the feature of motions is tiny.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 2011
PDF: 18 pages
J. Appl. Remote Sens. 5(1) 051502 doi: 10.1117/1.3652706
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Volume 5, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Jin He, Air Force Engineering Univ. (China)
Qun Zhang, Air Force Engineering Univ. (China)
Ying Luo, Air Force Engineering Univ. (China)
Xianjiao Liang, Air Force Engineering Univ. (China)
Xiaoyou Yang, Air Force Engineering Univ. (China)


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