Laser radar can simultaneously produce the range image and the intensity image, and it can directly collect rich information of target. Compared with the other sensors, such as infrared or radar, laser radar can enhance the recognition rate and the precision of target aimed point. When laser radar vertically detects the objects on the plane ground, the correlation filters with in-plane rotation invariance are usually used to solving the problem of the target recognition. Traditional correlation filters are still improved on the aspect of recognition rate. In the paper, through deducing the relationship between support vector machine (SVM) and correlation principle in the signal processing, a new correlation filter, named linear SVM correlation filter (LSCF) that has the properties of SVM, is proposed. The real images of laser radar are used as the training and testing samples. The experiments state that the filter has good recognition attributes, such as stable correlation output and high recognition rate. LSCF is suitable to be the recognition algorithm of the imaging laser radar.