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16 May 2005 Exploitation of ISAR imagery in Euler parameter space
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Efforts are being made to exploit the full-polarimetric radar scattering nature of ground targets to extract maximum information, enabling target identification and classification. These efforts have taken varied approaches to decomposing the polarimetric scattering matrix into more meaningful, phenomenological parameter spaces. The Euler parameters have potential value in target classification but have historically met with limited success due to ambiguities that arise in the decomposition as well as the parameters sensitivity to noise and target movement. Using polarimetric ISAR signatures obtained from stationary targets in compact radar ranges at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Submillimeter Technology Laboratory (STL)1,2,3,4 and the U.S. Army National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC), correlation studies were performed in the Euler parameter space to assess to its impact on improving target classification. Methods for deriving explicit transform equations that minimize ambiguities will be presented, as well as the results of the correlation studies.
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C. Baird, W. T. Kersey, R. Giles, and W. E. Nixon "Exploitation of ISAR imagery in Euler parameter space", Proc. SPIE 5788, Radar Sensor Technology IX, (16 May 2005);

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