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Exploitation of ISAR imagery in Euler parameter space
Author(s): C. Baird; W. T. Kersey; R. Giles; W. E. Nixon
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Paper Abstract

Efforts are being made to exploit the full-polarimetric radar scattering nature of ground targets to extract maximum information, enabling target identification and classification. These efforts have taken varied approaches to decomposing the polarimetric scattering matrix into more meaningful, phenomenological parameter spaces. The Euler parameters have potential value in target classification but have historically met with limited success due to ambiguities that arise in the decomposition as well as the parameters sensitivity to noise and target movement. Using polarimetric ISAR signatures obtained from stationary targets in compact radar ranges at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Submillimeter Technology Laboratory (STL)1,2,3,4 and the U.S. Army National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC), correlation studies were performed in the Euler parameter space to assess to its impact on improving target classification. Methods for deriving explicit transform equations that minimize ambiguities will be presented, as well as the results of the correlation studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5788, Radar Sensor Technology IX, (16 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.604844
Show Author Affiliations
C. Baird, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell (United States)
W. T. Kersey, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell (United States)
R. Giles, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell (United States)
W. E. Nixon, U.S. Army National Ground Intelligence Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5788:
Radar Sensor Technology IX
Robert N. Trebits; James L. Kurtz, Editor(s)

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