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Probability distributions of polarimetric target and clutter data for search and rescue
Author(s): Kancham Chotoo; Barton D. Huxtable; Arthur W. Mansfield; Houra Rais
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we empirically examine the probability of detection (PD) and false alarm rate (FAR) for crash site detection using polarimetry to discriminate between aircraft target signatures within natural clutter. To date, the search and rescue program has tried several automatic target recognition (ATR) algorithms from the literature. While PD seems reasonable with these algorithms, the FAR is too high (approximately 10's per square kilometer). The objective of our analysis is to determine if this is a limitation of the ATR algorithms tried, or if this is the best that can be hoped for given the polarimetric statistics of the target and clutter.

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Date Published: 24 August 1999
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 3718, Automatic Target Recognition IX, (24 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.359991
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Kancham Chotoo, User Systems, Inc. (United States)
Barton D. Huxtable, User Systems, Inc. (United States)
Arthur W. Mansfield, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Houra Rais, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3718:
Automatic Target Recognition IX
Firooz A. Sadjadi, Editor(s)

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