12 January 2018 SAR target recognition and posture estimation using spatial pyramid pooling within CNN
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Many convolution neural networks(CNN) architectures have been proposed to strengthen the performance on synthetic aperture radar automatic target recognition (SAR-ATR) and obtained state-of-art results on targets classification on MSTAR database, but few methods concern about the estimation of depression angle and azimuth angle of targets. To get better effect on learning representation of hierarchies of features on both 10-class target classification task and target posture estimation tasks, we propose a new CNN architecture with spatial pyramid pooling(SPP) which can build high hierarchy of features map by dividing the convolved feature maps from finer to coarser levels to aggregate local features of SAR images. Experimental results on MSTAR database show that the proposed architecture can get high recognition accuracy as 99.57% on 10-class target classification task as the most current state-of-art methods, and also get excellent performance on target posture estimation tasks which pays attention to depression angle variety and azimuth angle variety. What’s more, the results inspire us the application of deep learning on SAR target posture description.
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Lijiang Peng, Xiaohua Liu, Ming Liu, Liquan Dong, Mei Hui, Yuejin Zhao, "SAR target recognition and posture estimation using spatial pyramid pooling within CNN", Proc. SPIE 10620, 2017 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optoelectronic Imaging/Spectroscopy and Signal Processing Technology, 106200W (12 January 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2285913; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2285913
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