Accession Number : ADA293895

Title :   Functions For Processing Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Whatmough, Robert ; Whitbread, Paul

PDF Url : ADA293895

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : The INGARA synthetic aperture radar system can potentially benefit from higher level algorithms and software to enhance its basic imagery so that important features are obvious to human operators. These could include filters for removing speckle, zooming functions for correcting the aspect ratio of the imagery and classifiers for distinguishing ground cover types. The system could also make use of a development environment in which such functions can be easily developed and trialled. This Note describes the Khoros image processing system and functions added to that system by researchers in lTD that could be of use in processing INGARA data. It also includes results of tests of the effectiveness of these functions in enhancing sample INGARA data. (MM)

Descriptors :   *IMAGE PROCESSING, *SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR, *RADAR IMAGES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ALGORITHMS, MICROWAVES, TARGET DISCRIMINATION, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, RADAR SIGNALS, SPECKLE INTERFEROMETRY.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE