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Change detection using the synchronous impulse reconstruction (SIRE) radar
Author(s): Kenneth Ranney; Lam Nguyen; Marc Ressler; Brian Stanton; David Wong; Francois Koenig; Chi Tran; Getachew Kirose; Anthony Martone; Greg Smith; Jeff Sichina; Karl Kappra
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Paper Abstract

Change detection provides a powerful tool for detecting the introduction of weapons or hazardous materials into an area under surveillance, as demonstrated in past work carried out at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL). This earlier work demonstrated the potential for detecting recently emplaced surface landmines using an X-Band, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) sensor. Recent experiments conducted at ARL have extended these change detection results to imagery collected by the synthetic impulse reconstruction (SIRE) radar - a lower-frequency system developed at ARL. In this paper we describe the algorithms adopted for this change detection experiment and present results obtained by applying these algorithms to the SIRE data set. Results indicate the potential for utilizing systems such as the SIRE as surveillance tools.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6947, Radar Sensor Technology XII, 69470A (15 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.783522
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Kenneth Ranney, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Lam Nguyen, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Marc Ressler, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Brian Stanton, Army Research Lab. (United States)
David Wong, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Francois Koenig, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Chi Tran, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Getachew Kirose, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Anthony Martone, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Greg Smith, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Jeff Sichina, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Karl Kappra, Army Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6947:
Radar Sensor Technology XII
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin W. Doerry, Editor(s)

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