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2 May 2012 Wide angle SAR data for target discrimination research
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An airborne circular synthetic aperture radar system captured data for a 5 km diameter area over 31 orbits. For this challenge problem, the phase history for 56 targets was extracted from the larger data set and placed on a DVD for public release. The targets include 33 civilian vehicles of which many are repeated models, facilitating training and classification experiments. The remaining targets include an open area and 22 reflectors for scattering and calibration research. The circular synthetic aperture radar provides 360 degrees of azimuth around each target. For increased elevation content, the collection contains two nine-orbit volumetric series, where the sensor reduces altitude between each orbit. Researchers are challenged to further the art of focusing, 3D imaging, and target discrimination for circular synthetic aperture radar.
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Kerry E. Dungan, Joshua N. Ash, John W. Nehrbass, Jason T. Parker, LeRoy A. Gorham, and Steven M. Scarborough "Wide angle SAR data for target discrimination research", Proc. SPIE 8394, Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery XIX, 83940M (2 May 2012);

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