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Moving and stationary target acquisition and recognition (MSTAR) model-based automatic target recognition: search technology for a robust ATR
Author(s): Joseph R. Diemunsch; John Wissinger
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Paper Abstract

DARPA/Air Force Research Laboratory Moving and Stationary Target Acquisition and Recognition (MSTAR) program is developing state-of-the-art model based vision approach to Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Automatic Target Recognition (ATR). The model-based approach requires using off-line developed target models in an on-line hypothesize-and-test manner to compare predicted target signatures with image data and output target reports. Central to this model-based ATR is the PEMS (Predict-Extract-Match-Search) subsystem. The Search module is critical to PEMS by providing intelligent control to traverse the hypothesis feature space. A major MSTAR goal is to demonstrate robust ATR for variations in targets including partially hidden targets. This paper will provide an update on the technology being developed under MSTAR and the status of this model based ATR research, specifically concentrating on the Search Module.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3370, Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery V, (15 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321851
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Joseph R. Diemunsch, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
John Wissinger, Alphatech, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3370:
Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery V
Edmund G. Zelnio, Editor(s)

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