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Aircraft identification from SAR/ISAR images
Author(s): August W. Rihaczek; Stephen J. Hershkowitz
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we demonstrate that the use of a relatively low crossrange resolution may be advantageous for aircraft identification in many situations. With high range resolution but low crossrange resolution, one can obtain a remarkably high feature extraction accuracy, provided the appropriate processing techniques are used. This approach will give a better identification performance than if one attempted to form an image with high crossrange resolution when the flight of the aircraft is unsteady. The radar can make the choice adaptively, depending on the flight behavior of the aircraft to be identified.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2562, Radar/Ladar Processing and Applications, (18 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.216945
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August W. Rihaczek, MARK Resources, Inc. (United States)
Stephen J. Hershkowitz, MARK Resources, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2562:
Radar/Ladar Processing and Applications
William J. Miceli, Editor(s)

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