A multiresolution generalized likelihood ratio detection approach to target screening in synthetic aperture radar data


Conference Paper

© 1995 SPIE. All rights reserved. We present a detection concept for initial target screening based on features that are derived from a multiresolution decomposition of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAlt) data. The physical motivation of the multiresolution feature based approach is the exploitation of signature oscillations produced by the interference between prominant scatterers in cultural objects when resolution is varied. We develop a generalized likelihood ratio test detector (GLRT) which differentiates between first order autoregressive (AR) multiresolution processes attributed to different spatial areas. We then derive two special cases of this detector motivated by arguments regarding the clutter statistics. We show that these schemes significantly outperform a standard energy detector operating on the finest available SAR resolution only.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Subotic, NS; Collins, LM; Reiley, MF; Gorman, JD

Published Date

  • June 5, 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2487 /

Start / End Page

  • 226 - 234

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1996-756X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-786X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1117/12.210840

Citation Source

  • Scopus