Remote Sensing Applications and Decision Support

Robust method for the matching of attributed scattering centers with application to synthetic aperture radar automatic target recognition

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Baiyuan Ding, Gongjian Wen, Jinrong Zhong, Conghui Ma, Xiaoliang Yang

National University of Defense Technology, Science and Technology on Automatic Target Recognition Laboratory, Deya Road No.109, Changsha, Hunan 410073, China

J. Appl. Remote Sens. 10(1), 016010 (Feb 11, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.JRS.10.016010
History: Received September 11, 2015; Accepted January 21, 2016
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Abstract.  This paper proposes a robust method for the matching of attributed scattering centers (ASCs) with application to synthetic aperture radar automatic target recognition (ATR). For the testing image to be classified, ASCs are extracted to match with the ones predicted by templates. First, Hungarian algorithm is employed to match those two ASC sets initially. Then, a precise matching is carried out through a threshold method. Point similarity and structure similarity are calculated, which are fused to evaluate the overall similarity of the two ASC sets based on the Dempster–Shafer theory of evidence. Finally, the target type is determined by such similarities between the testing image and various types of targets. Experiments on the moving and stationary target acquisition and recognition data verify the validity of the proposed method.

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Baiyuan Ding ; Gongjian Wen ; Jinrong Zhong ; Conghui Ma and Xiaoliang Yang
"Robust method for the matching of attributed scattering centers with application to synthetic aperture radar automatic target recognition", J. Appl. Remote Sens. 10(1), 016010 (Feb 11, 2016). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.10.016010


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