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Recent progress in the application of wavelets in surveillance systems
Author(s): Ahmed H. Tewfik; Srinath Hosur
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we briefly discuss two approaches for enhancing the resolution enhancement of range-Doppler images (including SAR and ISAR images). The first approach can be used in conjunction with current radar systems that use a fixed narrow band waveform to acquire target data. It measures Doppler shifts more accurately than the traditional FFT based techniques. It performs well in low signal-to-clutter regimes regardless of the statistical structure of the clutter. The second technique assumes that the radar can transmit different waveforms that are matched to the imaging task under consideration. It is based on the fact that the most accurate reconstruction of a range-Doppler target density function from N waveforms and their echoes is obtained by transmitting the singular functions corresponding to the N largest singular values of two kernels derived from the target density. We discuss two strategies for selecting the radar waveforms. The first strategy uses fixed waveforms that act as approximate singular functions for the kernels corresponding to wide classes of target densities. The second strategy adaptively selects the transmitted waveforms by solving a simultaneous target classification and image reconstruction problem.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 March 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2242, Wavelet Applications, (15 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.170033
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Ahmed H. Tewfik, Univ. of Minnesota/Twin Cities (United States)
Srinath Hosur, Univ. of Minnesota/Twin Cities (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2242:
Wavelet Applications
Harold H. Szu, Editor(s)

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