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SAR data exploitation: computational technology enabling SAR ATR algorithm development
Author(s): Uttam K. Majumder; Curtis H. Casteel; Peter Buxa; Michael J. Minardi; Edmund G. Zelnio; John W. Nehrbass
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Paper Abstract

A fundamental issue with synthetic aperture radar (SAR) application development is data processing and exploitation in real-time or near real-time. The power of high performance computing (HPC) clusters, FPGA, and the IBM Cell processor presents new algorithm development possibilities that have not been fully leveraged. In this paper, we will illustrate the capability of SAR data exploitation which was impractical over the last decade due to computing limitations. We can envision that SAR imagery encompassing city size coverage at extremely high levels of fidelity could be processed at near-real time using the above technologies to empower the warfighter with access to critical information for the war on terror, homeland defense, as well as urban warfare.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6568, Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery XIV, 65680L (7 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.723224
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Uttam K. Majumder, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Curtis H. Casteel, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Peter Buxa, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Michael J. Minardi, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Edmund G. Zelnio, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
John W. Nehrbass, Ohio Supercomputer Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6568:
Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery XIV
Edmund G. Zelnio; Frederick D. Garber, Editor(s)

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