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Accuracy and computational comparisons of TLS-Prony, Burg, and FFT-based scattering center extraction algorithms
Author(s): William E. Pierson; Chinghui J. Ying; Randolph L. Moses; William M. Steedly
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Paper Abstract

Scattering centers extracted from radar returns are features that can be used for automatic target recognition (ATR). Most scattering center extraction algorithms fall into one of two large classes: FFT-based and model-based techniques. In this paper, we consider one FFT- based and two model-based techniques: (1) FFT with peak extraction, (2) the Burg autoregressive method, and (3) the TLS-Prony method. We present experiments that compare the algorithms for three test scenarios. We compare the algorithms in terms of scattering center accuracy and computational cost.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1960, Automatic Object Recognition III, (15 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.160587
Show Author Affiliations
William E. Pierson, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Chinghui J. Ying, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Randolph L. Moses, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
William M. Steedly, The Analytic Sciences Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1960:
Automatic Object Recognition III
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Editor(s)

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