Accession Number : ADA289243

Title :   Processing of Wide-Angle Synthetic Aperture Radar Signals for Detection of Obscured Ground Targets.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Sumner, Richard J.

PDF Url : ADA289243

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : This thesis investigates advanced processing techniques for the detection of radar targets in the presence of clutter. It is assumed that the radar data available consist of multi-aspect angle, fully polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images. Various techniques are introduced and tested on available SAR data. These techniques attempt to exploit the multi-aspect angles in order to extract target characteristics not available in any single image. SAR images are manipulated in such a way to decrease the probability of false alarms in the target detection process. Target detection performance of the techniques is presented and compared. The techniques are shown to give superior results than that of regular SAR.

Descriptors :   *IMAGE PROCESSING, *SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR, *RADAR RECONNAISSANCE, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CLUTTER, THESES, FALSE ALARMS, RADAR IMAGES, RADAR SIGNALS, TARGET DETECTION, ROTATION, HISTOGRAMS, OBSCURATION, ASPECT ANGLE.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE