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7 May 2007 SAR data exploitation: computational technology enabling SAR ATR algorithm development
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A fundamental issue with synthetic aperture radar (SAR) application development is data processing and exploitation in real-time or near real-time. The power of high performance computing (HPC) clusters, FPGA, and the IBM Cell processor presents new algorithm development possibilities that have not been fully leveraged. In this paper, we will illustrate the capability of SAR data exploitation which was impractical over the last decade due to computing limitations. We can envision that SAR imagery encompassing city size coverage at extremely high levels of fidelity could be processed at near-real time using the above technologies to empower the warfighter with access to critical information for the war on terror, homeland defense, as well as urban warfare.
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Uttam K. Majumder, Curtis H. Casteel, Peter Buxa, Michael J. Minardi, Edmund G. Zelnio, and John W. Nehrbass "SAR data exploitation: computational technology enabling SAR ATR algorithm development", Proc. SPIE 6568, Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery XIV, 65680L (7 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.723224; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.723224
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