15 April 2008 Change detection using the synchronous impulse reconstruction (SIRE) radar
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Change detection provides a powerful tool for detecting the introduction of weapons or hazardous materials into an area under surveillance, as demonstrated in past work carried out at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL). This earlier work demonstrated the potential for detecting recently emplaced surface landmines using an X-Band, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) sensor. Recent experiments conducted at ARL have extended these change detection results to imagery collected by the synthetic impulse reconstruction (SIRE) radar - a lower-frequency system developed at ARL. In this paper we describe the algorithms adopted for this change detection experiment and present results obtained by applying these algorithms to the SIRE data set. Results indicate the potential for utilizing systems such as the SIRE as surveillance tools.
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Kenneth Ranney, Kenneth Ranney, Lam Nguyen, Lam Nguyen, Marc Ressler, Marc Ressler, Brian Stanton, Brian Stanton, David Wong, David Wong, Francois Koenig, Francois Koenig, Chi Tran, Chi Tran, Getachew Kirose, Getachew Kirose, Anthony Martone, Anthony Martone, Greg Smith, Greg Smith, Jeff Sichina, Jeff Sichina, Karl Kappra, Karl Kappra, "Change detection using the synchronous impulse reconstruction (SIRE) radar", Proc. SPIE 6947, Radar Sensor Technology XII, 69470A (15 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.783522; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.783522
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