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Target detection and recognition with polarimetric SAR
Author(s): Rob J. Dekker; Albertus C. van den Broek
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Paper Abstract

Target detection and recognition using polarimetric SAR data has been studied by using PHARUS and RAMSES data collected during the MIMEX campaign. Additionally very high-resolution ISAR data was used. A basic detection and recognition scheme has been developed, which includes polarimetric speckle- filtering, CFAR detection and the extraction of geometrical, intensity and polarimetric features. From the SAR images we conclude that polarimetric features can be useful to discriminate targets from clutter. At resolutions of 1 meter or better, shape and orientation recognition can be obtained with these features. To classify the targets, other features or other techniques have to be used. Examples are polarimetric decomposition techniques, of which two have been explored using the ISAR data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4033, Radar Sensor Technology V, (19 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391848
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Rob J. Dekker, TNO (Netherlands)
Albertus C. van den Broek, TNO (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4033:
Radar Sensor Technology V
Robert Trebits; James L. Kurtz, Editor(s)

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