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A modified method for the estimation of SAR target aspect angle based on MRF segmentation
Author(s): Tao Wu; Xiangwei Ruan; Xi Chen
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Paper Abstract

The estimation of a target aspect angle is an important research problem in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) target recognition. Thus, this paper is undertaken to study the algorithm for the estimation of the aspect angle based on the Moving and Stationary Target Acquisition and Recognition (MSTAR) data set. The study employs segmentation based on the Markov Random Field (MRF) to separate the target, shadow, and background. It then proposes two divergence indices, target divergence index (TDI) and joint divergence index (JDI) of target and shadow, to describe the distribution of pixels in target and shadow. The content of the paper is as follows. The first part presents an analysis of the relationship between aspect angle and two indices, and extracts the common features of the aspect angle and the two indices. The second part analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of the three methods. The last part presents the proposal for a combined algorithm for tank aspect angle estimation. The results show that the proposed algorithm is effective.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 October 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7495, MIPPR 2009: Automatic Target Recognition and Image Analysis, 74953U (30 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.830709
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Tao Wu, East China Research Institute of Electronic Engineering (China)
Xiangwei Ruan, East China Research Institute of Electronic Engineering (China)
Xi Chen, East China Research Institute of Electronic Engineering (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7495:
MIPPR 2009: Automatic Target Recognition and Image Analysis
Tianxu Zhang; Bruce Hirsch; Zhiguo Cao; Hanqing Lu, Editor(s)

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