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Recognition of SAR images with enhanced scattering centers under extended operating conditions
Author(s): J. Khoury; Peter D. Gianino; Charles L. Woods
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we introduce the mean-square-error correlation filter for obscured targets. We derive from this algorithm that the DC-blocked phase-only filter is the best practical approximation to this filter for recognizing SAR images with enhanced scattering centers for both inputs and templates. The performance of the DC-blocked phase-only filter is tested in the recognition of SAR images from the MSTAR data base under extended and non-extended operating conditions. The heterogeneous correlation filter algorithm used to correlate totally different images is utilized to correlate distorted images under extending operating conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 March 2001
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 4387, Optical Pattern Recognition XII, (20 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.421133
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J. Khoury, Air Force Research Lab. and Lartec, Inc. (United States)
Peter D. Gianino, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Charles L. Woods, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4387:
Optical Pattern Recognition XII
David P. Casasent; Tien-Hsin Chao, Editor(s)

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