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Spectral analysis of high-frequency SAR data
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Paper Abstract

A number of spectral feature computations for purposes of discriminating military targets from clutter are currently under investigation within the Radar Branch at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Results from a comparative performance analysis of these features are reported. The development and analysis of spectral phase computations are of particular interest since, for some 'hard clutter' environments, the use of amplitude-based discriminants does not generate a sufficiently low false alarm rate. These phase computations are based on the analysis of the Fourier phase function, analysis of the phase spectral density, and analysis of the bispectrum. Additional spectral features, such as features based on angular diversity, are also included within the scope of this investigation. The data for this investigation is comprised of some SAR images and image chips that were collected and generated under the DARPA/Air Force Moving and Stationary Target Acquisition and Recognition (MSTAR) Program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4382, Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery VIII, (27 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.438213
Show Author Affiliations
Atindra K. Mitra, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Thomas L. Lewis, Sverdrup Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4382:
Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery VIII
Edmund G. Zelnio, Editor(s)

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