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Moving-target detection and automatic target recognition via signal subspace fusion of images
Author(s): Mehrdad Soumekh
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Paper Abstract

This paper addresses the problem of fusing the information content of two uncalibrated sensors. This problem arises in registering images of a scene when it is viewed via two different sensory systems, or detecting change in a scene when it is viewed at two different time points by a sensory system, or via two different sensory systems or observation channels. We are concerned with sensory systems which have not only a relative shift, scaling and rotational calibration error, but also an unknown point spread function (that is time-varying for a single sensor, or different for two sensors). By modeling one image in terms of an unknown linear combination of the other image, its powers and their spatially-transformed (shift, rotation and scaling) versions, a signal subspace processing is developed for fusing uncalibrated sensors. The proposed method is shown to be applicable in Moving Target Detection using monopulse Synthetic Aperture Radar with uncalibrated radars, and registration of SAR images of a target obtained via two different radars or at different coordinates by the same radar for Automatic Target Recognition. Results with realistic FOPEN SAR data will be provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3370, Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery V, (15 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321817
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Mehrdad Soumekh, SUNY/Buffalo (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3370:
Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery V
Edmund G. Zelnio, Editor(s)

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