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24 August 2000 Evaluation of a regularized SAR imaging technique based on recognition-oriented features
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One of the biggest challenges for automatic target recognition (ATR) methods is the accurate and efficient extraction of features from synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images. We have recently developed a new SAR image formation technique which is recognition-oriented in the sense that it enhances features in the scene which we believe are important for recognition purposes. In this paper, we evaluate the performance of the images produced by this technique in terms of preserving and enhancing these features. The findings of our analysis indicate that the new SAR image formation method provides images with higher resolution of scatterers, and better separability of different regions as compared to conventional SAR images.
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Mujdat Cetin, William Clement Karl, and David A. Castanon "Evaluation of a regularized SAR imaging technique based on recognition-oriented features", Proc. SPIE 4053, Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery VII, (24 August 2000);


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