Accession Number : ADA332596

Title :   Identification of Moving Ground Vehicles in SAR Imagery.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 24 Oct 96-30 Nov 97,

Corporate Author : MARK RESOURCES INC TORRANCE CA

Personal Author(s) : Rihaczek, A. W. ; Hershkowitz, S. J. ; Doung, T. V.

PDF Url : ADA332596

Report Date : NOV 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : The objective of this effort was to process and analyze SAR data on moving ground vehicles to determine how they can be identified. The SAR data were collected at China Lake and are known as the Dragnet/MTE data set. The primary conclusion from this work is that the identification procedures we previously developed for aircraft had to be extensively modified in order to be applicable to moving ground vehicles. The fundamentals are still the same, however, namely that the identification must be based on an analysis of complex imagery, amplitude and phase. The resulting analysis and processing procedures show considerable promise in the identification of moving ground vehicles.

Descriptors :   *IMAGE PROCESSING, *GROUND VEHICLES, *AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, DATA BASES, AIRCRAFT, BACKSCATTERING, GROUND MOTION, IDENTIFICATION, CALIFORNIA, NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES, TRUCKS, TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES).

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE