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Adaptive subspace-based background normalizer for sea mine classification
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Paper Abstract

Background normalizers are used, among other things, to obtain an estimate of the local signal-to-clutter ratio (SCR), for the cell under test, under 'target present' assumptions. The classical implementation of these normalizers utilize a sliding 'split window' configuration to estimate the standard deviation of the background, with the 'split' or 'gap' in the window aiming to avoid the possibility of target signal leaking into the estimate. Unfortunately, there are tradeoffs between gap size and estimation accuracy: if the gap is too small, target signal leakage will taint the estimate; if the gap is too large, the estimate will not be representative of the background in the vicinity of the target. These drawbacks translate into reduced spatial resolution or lack of detection sensitivity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4038, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets V, (22 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.396267
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Manuel F. Fernandez, Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics and Surveillance Systems (United States)
Tom Aridgides, Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics and Surveillance Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4038:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets V
Abinash C. Dubey; James F. Harvey; J. Thomas Broach; Regina E. Dugan, Editor(s)

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