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An experimental study on ship detection based on the fixed-point polarimetric whitening filter
Author(s): Ding Tao; Camilla Brekke; Stian Normann Anfinsen
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Paper Abstract

This work investigates the fixed-point polarimetric whitening filter (FP-PWF) with respect to ship detection based on polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery. The purposes of this work are: (i) to investigate the FP-PWF algorithm that incorporate texture, (ii) to examine the method of log-cumulants (MoLC) for shape parameter estimation associated with texture, and (iii) to assess the impact of the improved modeling and estimation on the discrepancy between specified and observed false alarm rate. A modified ship detection algorithm based on FP-PWF is proposed with improved modeling, estimation and detection performance. Experiments are performed on simulated radar ocean clutter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8180, Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing XVII, 81800Y (26 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.898068
Show Author Affiliations
Ding Tao, Univ of Tromsø (Norway)
Camilla Brekke, Univ. of Tromsø (Norway)
Stian Normann Anfinsen, Univ. of Tromsø (Norway)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8180:
Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing XVII
Lorenzo Bruzzone, Editor(s)

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