Analysis of High Resolution Polarimetry Data of Static Targets in Automatic Target Recognition Context

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Authors
  1. Sandirasegaram, N.
  2. Liu, C.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Reduction of false alarm with acceptable accuracy of classification rate is a challenge in Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images. This report addresses the evaluation of polarimetric techniques features, benefits of applying Two-Dimensional Fourier Transform on the polarimetric features, and the technique of training data selection to improve the classification accuracy and to reduce the false alarm in small stationary targets of high-resolution full polarimetric SAR images. The Pauli and Cameron decompositions, Self Organizing Maps, and Span techniques are applied on the polarimetric data and then Two-Dimensional Fourier Transform is applied to improve the performance. Two types of training data (one with samples of target only and the other with samples of target and Not-a-target) are used to train the Holographic Neural Technology (a neural network) classifier. The results show the Self Organizing Map feature extraction technique with Fourier Transform algorithm has a better classification rate and low false alarm. The ATR system trained with samples of target and not-a-target, produced low false alarm compared to the one trained with samples of target alone.

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Report Number
DRDC-OTTAWA-TM-2007-330 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Dec 2007
Number of Pages
62
DSTKIM No
CA030533
CANDIS No
529120
Format(s):
Hardcopy;CD ROM

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