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18 April 2010 SAR based adaptive GMTI
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We consider ground moving target indication (GMTI) and target velocity estimation based on multi-channel synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images. Via forming velocity versus cross-range images, we show that small moving targets can be detected even in the presence of strong stationary ground clutter. Moreover, the velocities of the moving targets can be estimated, and the misplaced moving targets can be placed back to their original locations based on the estimated velocities. Adaptive beamforming techniques, including Capon and generalizedlikelihood ratio test (GLRT), are used to form velocity versus cross-range images for each range bin of interest. The velocity estimation ambiguities caused by the multi-channel array geometry are analyzed. We also demonstrate the effectiveness of our approaches using the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) publicly-released Gotcha SAR based GMTI data set.
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Duc Vu, Bin Guo, Luzhou Xu, and Jian Li "SAR based adaptive GMTI", Proc. SPIE 7699, Algorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery XVII, 76990H (18 April 2010); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.849757
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