Accession Number : ADA314050

Title :   IR/Radar Scene Analysis and Space/Time Algorithm Assessment.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jun 94-Mar 96,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH ASSOCIATES FOR DEFENSE CONVERSION MARCY NY

Personal Author(s) : Slamani, M. A. ; Himed, Braham

PDF Url : ADA314050

Report Date : JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 163

Abstract : A procedure is designed for the Automated Statistical Characterization and Partitioning of Environments (A'SCAPE). A'SCAPE uses two procedures to partition regions into homogeneous areas. These are: (1) a mapping procedure that uses image processing to separate regions; and (2) a statistical procedure that uses statistics to separate regions. A'SCAPE is able to process real data through its image processing, statistical algorithms, and expert system rules. A parametric technique developed by LeCadre for the detection of signals in the presence of clutter and additive noise was also studied. This technique assumes an AR(MA) model of the interference. The order of the model is first estimated, the AR parameters are estimated, and then a covariance matrix is derived.

Descriptors :   *ALGORITHMS, *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *IMAGE PROCESSING, *RADAR IMAGES, *INFRARED IMAGES, *DATA ACQUISITION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SIGNAL PROCESSING, PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, REGIONS, EXPERT SYSTEMS, MAPPING, COVARIANCE, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, HOMOGENEITY.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE