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Target profile identification of step frequency MMW radar based on wavelet neural network
Author(s): Yuehua Li; Duntang Gao; Qinghong Shen; Xingguo Li
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Paper Abstract

With the increased availability of coherent wide band radar, there has been a renewed interest in the target recognition of MMW frequency step radar. A large bandwidth gives high resolution in range which means target recognition may be possible. In this paper, by integrating wavelet with neural network, a new adaptive wavelet function neural network is proposed. An artificial neural network with wavelet as weight coefficients is developed for pattern recognition. It is inspired by wavelet transform theory and feed forward neural network. The good localization characteristics of wavelet functions in both time and frequency space allow hierarchical multi-resolution learning of input-output data mappings. The wavelet shapes are adaptively computed to minimize an energy function for a specific application of radar targets. The mathematical frame of the neural network is introduced and error back propagation algorithm is used. The procedure of using wavelet neural network for identification is described in detail. Based on the target specific information offered by the range profiles of step frequency MMW radar targets, the wavelet neural network is applied to recognition of three kinds of practical radar targets. We find that we can reliably distinguish for three targets over a range of aspect angle. Experiment results indicate that the new feature vector in low dimension is valuable for target recognition, the wavelet neural network has faster convergence speed and higher correct recognition rate and the noise resistance character is good.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 November 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4473, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2001, (26 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.492787
Show Author Affiliations
Yuehua Li, Nanjing Univ. (China)
Duntang Gao, Nanjing Univ. (China)
Qinghong Shen, Nanjing Univ. (China)
Xingguo Li, Nanjing Univ. of Science and Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4473:
Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets 2001
Oliver E. Drummond, Editor(s)

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