30 October 2009 An automatic target recognition system based on SAR image
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Proceedings Volume 7495, MIPPR 2009: Automatic Target Recognition and Image Analysis; 74953V (2009) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.832953
Event: Sixth International Symposium on Multispectral Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, 2009, Yichang, China
Abstract
In this paper, an automatic target recognition (ATR) system based on synthetic aperture radar (SAR) is proposed. This ATR system can play an important role in the simulation of up-to-data battlefield environment and be used in ATR research. To establish an integral and available system, the processing of SAR image was divided into four main stages which are de-noise, detection, cluster-discrimination and segment-recognition, respectively. The first three stages are used for searching region of interest (ROI). Once the ROIs are extracted, the recognition stage will be taken to compute the similarity between the ROIs and the templates in the electromagnetic simulation software National Electromagnetic Scattering Code (NESC). Due to the lack of the SAR raw data, the electromagnetic simulated images are added to the measured SAR background to simulate the battlefield environment8. The purpose of the system is to find the ROIs which can be the artificial military targets such as tanks, armored cars and so on and to categorize the ROIs into the right classes according to the existing templates. From the results we can see that the proposed system achieves a satisfactory result.
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Qinfu Li, Qinfu Li, Jinquan Wang, Jinquan Wang, Bo Zhao, Bo Zhao, Furen Luo, Furen Luo, Xiaojian Xu, Xiaojian Xu, "An automatic target recognition system based on SAR image", Proc. SPIE 7495, MIPPR 2009: Automatic Target Recognition and Image Analysis, 74953V (30 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.832953; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.832953
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