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Efficient Object Classification and Recognition in SAR Imagery
Proceedings of the 18th International Radar Symposium (IRS 2017), Prague, Czech Republic, June 28-30 (2017)

I.M. Gorovyi and D.S. Sharapov

SAR is a very popular instrument for imaging of the ground surface. Possibility of high-resolution image formation makes it superior tool for various information extraction tasks. In the paper, a problem of automatic target recognition is comprehensively analyzed. An idea of azimuth and range target profiles fusion is proposed. It is demonstrated, that usage of a proper image preprocessing with appropriate feature extraction steps allow to achieve a competitive recognition accuracy while keeping a low-dimensionality of feature vectors. Experimental results are discussed for a publicly available MSTAR dataset.