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Multiple image processing to enhance stationary target detection
Author(s): Michael B. Sechtin; Michael C. Burl
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Paper Abstract

One of the methods that can be used to enhance stationary target detection performance is to combine radar data from several looks at an area that may contain targets. This paper presents a study of several multilook techniques. The data used in the study were collected using the MIT Lincoln Laboratory 33.6 GHz Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) in the spotlight mode; this mode maintains the radar beam on the same area as the aircraft flies by. Consecutive 0.3 m by 0.3 m resolution images were registered to a single coordinate frame, and then combined in various ways. The processing techniques studied included some methods that combine the data prior to detection (such as noncoherent averaging, which reduces speckle), and others- that combine the detections from individual images (such as techniques that require m detections in n images).

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1992
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1630, Synthetic Aperture Radar, (12 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59010
Show Author Affiliations
Michael B. Sechtin, Lincoln Lab./MIT (United States)
Michael C. Burl, Lincoln Lab./MIT (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1630:
Synthetic Aperture Radar
Richard D. McCoy; Martin E. Tanenhaus, Editor(s)

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