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27 August 2001 Alternative procedure for detecting stationary targets with ultrawideband foliage-penetration radar
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The Army Research Laboratory has investigated various phenomenology-based approaches for improving the detection of targets in wide-angle, ultra-wideband foliage penetration synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data. The approach presented here exploits the aspect-dependent reflectivity of vehicles, by filtering the SAR image data to obtain sub-aperture images from the original full-aperture radar image. These images represent the images of the target as seen by the sub-aperture SAR from two different locations (squint angles). We present a straightforward approach to extending an existing collection of features for a quadratic polynomial discriminator with features calculated from these two, lower-resolution sub-aperture SAR data images. We describe a method for generating the modified features and assess their potential contribution to improved probability of detection.
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Kenneth I. Ranney, Hiralal Khatri, and Lam H. Nguyen "Alternative procedure for detecting stationary targets with ultrawideband foliage-penetration radar", Proc. SPIE 4382, Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery VIII, (27 August 2001); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.438211
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