Moving and stationary target acquisition and recognition (MSTAR) model-based automatic target recognition: Search technology for a robust ATR

Joseph Diemunsch, John W Wissinger

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Abstract

DARFA/Air Force Research Laboratory Moving and Stationary Target Acquisition and Recognition (MSTAR) program is developing state-of-the-art model based vision approach to Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Automatic Target Recognition (ATR). The model-based approach requires using off-line developed target models hi an on-line hypothesize-and-test manner to compare predicted target signatures with image data and output target reports. Central to this model-based ATR is the PEMS (Predict-Extract-Match-Search) subsystem. The Search module is critical to PEMS by providing intelligent control to traverse the hypothesis feature space. A major MSTAR goal is to demonstrate robust ATR for variations in targets including partially hidden targets. This paper will provide an update on the technology being developed under MSTAR and the status of this model based ATR research, specifically concentrating on the Search Module.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsE.G. Zelnio
Pages481-492
Number of pages12
Volume3370
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventAlgorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery V - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 14 1998Apr 17 1998

Other

OtherAlgorithms for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery V
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period4/14/984/17/98

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Diemunsch, J., & Wissinger, J. W. (1998). Moving and stationary target acquisition and recognition (MSTAR) model-based automatic target recognition: Search technology for a robust ATR. In E. G. Zelnio (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 3370, pp. 481-492) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.321851